If More Guns Aren’t The Answer, Why Does Obama Want $4 Billion To Put 15,000 More Cops On The Street?
We had David Gregory mock the NRA's proposal to put an armed guard in every school in our nation. We then had President Obama say that he was skeptical about the NRA proposal in the very next sentence after he said he wasn't going to pre-judge an suggestions. And we had all kids of political pundits from the left and liberals alike tell us how the answer to gun violence and these horrific mass shootings was most certainly, "not more guns in schools."
Even though we protect our military installations with guns, banks with guns, cash pick ups from businesses with armed security, celebrities with guns, the President and his family with guns, and the streets with armed police officers, somehow the liberal mantra of "the answer to school shootings is not more guns in schools" has become a talking point for the media and low information voters.
If more guns were not the answer we simply would never hire another police officer. But apparently for President Obama's 23 executive orders on gun control and combating gun violence at a cost of $4.5 billion, more guns ARE the answer. In the 23 orders that the President signed or will sign soon, one of his orders will take the majority of the cost, some $4 billion of it.
Unbelievably, Mr Obama wants that $4 billion, â€œto help keep 15,000 cops on the streets in cities and towns across the country.â€ That means the price of each officer comes in at some $266,600 and we assume each one will get a gun. It is perfectly fine for President Obama and the liberal press to mock any proposal put forth by the NRA and other conservatives because Obama wants it to look like he is the one that has all the good ideas.
Anyone willing to bet where most of this $4 billion to "help keep 15,000 cops on the streets" will go? To unions who will turn right around and vote democrat again because of Obama payday. And we're supposed to trust our President?
$20 million to â€œgive states stronger incentives to make [relevant] data available [for background checks] â€¦ â€œ$50 million for this purpose in FY2014â€
â€œ$14 million to help train 14,000 more police officers and other public and private personnel to respond to active shooter situations.â€
"$10 million for the Centers for Disease Control to conduct further research, including investigating the relationship between video games, media images, and violence.â€
$20 million to expand the National Violent Death Reporting System.
$150 million to â€œput up to 1,000 new school resource officers and school counselors on the job.â€
â€œ$30 million of one-time grants to states to help their school districts develop and implement emergency management plans.â€
$50 million to help 8,000 schools â€œcreate safer and more nurturing school climates.â€
$15 million to â€œprovide â€œMental Health First Aidâ€ training for teachers.â€
$40 million for school districts to â€œwork with law enforcement, mental health agencies, and other local organizations to assure students with mental health issues or other behavioral issues are referred to the services they need.â€
$25 million for state-based strategies that support â€œyoung people ages 16 to 25 with mental health or substance abuse issues.â€
$25 million to â€œoffer students mental health services for trauma or anxiety, conflict resolution programs, and other school-based violence prevention strategies.â€
$50 million to â€œtrain social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals.â€