After the NRA called for increased police presence at schools in response to the Newton shootings, liberals and the media (I repeat myself...) responded immediately and predictably "with a combination of disbelief, disgust and, of course, some mockery."
How quickly they forget.
In 1999 Bill Clinton announced funding for a federal program to place armed LEOs in schools, "heightening school safety."
Clinton also unveiled the $60-million fifth round of funding for "COPS in School," a Justice Department program that helps pay the costs of placing police officers in schools to help make them safer for students and teachers. The money will be used to provide 452 officers in schools in more than 220 communities.But when the same thing is proposed by the NRA it is ridiculed.
"Already, it has placed 2,200 officers in more than 1,000 communities across our nation, where they are heightening school safety..."
The hypocrisy is beyond belief.
More recently, the obama administration slashed funding for school safety programs.
The Obama administration and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have joined in a chorus to call for action in the wake of the atrocities committed last week in Newtown, Conn. But, over the past few years, the administration and Congress actually slashed millions of dollars in federal funding for school safety. In 2011 and 2012, for example, Justice Department programs that provided $200 million to schools for training, security equipment, and police resources were not renewed.Where are the howls of protest from the leftists over that?
The Obama administration also eliminated funding for an Education Department program intended to help schools prepare for mass tragedies...
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How many outraged 'journalists' have called the administration to task over that?
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My disgust is beyond words...