"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
It should be noted that giving money to communities to help keep police officers on the payroll is meaningless. They will only be around until the money runs out and then they will be cut due to not having the money to keep them. Nothing more than a waste of money. This includes giving money to schools to hire security. In order to keep those people hired and doing their job they have to have constant revenue. Everyone with even a 1 brain cell knows that this money will not be constant.
Providing money to the CDC to find the causes of violent behavior is a good idea...but again you're going to run into money troubles.
The rest of Obama's proposal would not have stopped the Sandy Hook shooting. The guns that the mother had were bought legally and with a full back ground check. The kid stole them from her. Sure the mother might have been able to condemn him to some institute but if he had any brains he could have faked his way out. It wouldn't be the first time nor the last. Thats the problem with the system. You have to convince someone else that the person should be institutionalized and that is no easy thing to do if the person in question is intelligent.
As for requiring background checks for private gun sales? Good luck keeping that from being ruled unconstitutional in front of SCOTUS. Just as abortion was legalized due to privacy the requirment of a background check from private sellers is a violation of a persons privacy.
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
I love how its okay for him to use our children for a political agenda when the NRA mentions his they have crossed the line and are the cowardly ones. Ha!