The Obama administration is considering funding many more police officers in public schools to secure campuses, a leading Democratic senator said, part of a broad gun violence agenda that is likely to include a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips and universal background checks.Told ya’.
The school safety initiative, one of several under consideration, would make federal dollars available to schools that want to hire police officers and install surveillance equipment, although it is not nearly as far-ranging as the National Rifle Association’s proposal for armed guards in every U.S. school.
I also must point out that with the Sandy Hook massacre, there's a gift-wrapped invitation from Wayne LaPierre for the government to begin policing all schools. (Yeah, because the TSA has worked out so great.) For the left, this is pure Charlie Sheen Winning!Instapundit incorrectly notes this as NRA 1, Obama 0.
...Perhaps the best part though is the laughs to be had when Obama thanks Wayne LaPierre publicly for voicing the idea of an Only Ones School Police Force to be controlled and administered at the Federal level. Oh to see the looks on the faces of those NRA lifers when they realize that Obama has not hijacked Wayne Lapierre's idea, but simply implemented it to the fullest logical end state!
The Iron Law of Bureaucracy still stands. If this idea is adopted, government money and employees will ultimately corrupt this idea in principle and in practice to turn it into an enterprise whose sole interest is self-preservation (rather than actually performing the job). And though the NRA may have thrown out the idea, they’ll be totally demonized. It’s not about the idea, it’s about who came up with it.
No Wayne, you won’t get any credit. Remember, you didn’t build that.
Interesting the turn of phrase used in the article. See, I thought the NRB’s proposal for armed guards in every school was pretty narrow and well defined. Yet the “initiative” that I read about here wants to make Federal dollars available for hiring police officers and installing surveillance equipment (which no doubt will be plugged back into the matrix where Mister Security Agent can watch every camera feed.) “Armed guards” doesn’t necessarily mean “police.” It could be unpaid volunteers. Ah, but that’s no good. Remember, Gun Control is about who has guns and who is in control of those who have guns. If it’s police, then they’re effectively under federal control or influence thanks to the whole “fusion” concept that has DHS in touch with law enforcement at any and every level.
|Armed guards for every school!|
|And security cameras hooked up to our fusion centers. Thanks, Wayne!|