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Garcia proposes two bills to enhance school security and protect students
The Safe Schools Act and the Strengthening School Security for Students Act aim to allocate funds for physical security measures and trained school resource officers.
Santa Clarita's congressman Mike Garcia proposed two new pieces of legislation to the House of Representatives to enhance school security and protect students from mass shootings and other violent acts. The Safe Schools Act would permit schools to use unspent COVID-19 relief funds that were allocated to them via the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund to strengthen their physical security measures, including locks, panic buttons, individual room security systems, video surveillance, and hiring and paying the salaries of armed school resource officers.
The Strengthening School Security for Students Act would provide funding for schools to hire and train at least two school resource officers for every 500 students to improve school security and protect students from potential threats. Rep. Garcia has pointed out that only 45% of schools have an SRO present on campus at least once a week, even though adequately trained SROs have demonstrated their ability to serve as a meaningful deterrent to violence in schools and can save lives in the event of a shooting.
These bills are a novel concept to use leftover covid relief money to protect our children from a threat that can actually kill them. Imagine the gall of wanting to protect school kids instead of hanging them out to dry. We use guns to protect banks, congresspeople, musicians, the Oscars, and all major sporting events. If this has a chance at becoming law, we will see talking heads on nearly every mainstream media outlet crying bloody murder, all while they are being guarded by armed security.
In case you missed it, Congressman Jamaal Bowman made a scene and yelled like an irritable tot with a diaper rash. He shouted, "Pressure them. Force them to respond to the question, 'Why the hell don't you do anything to save America's children?'" However, he will vote against the proposed legislation. During a confrontation with Rep. Thomas Massie, Bowman screamed, "More guns lead to more death!" Massie countered by correctly pointing out, "There's never been a school shooting in a school that allows teachers to carry."
The hypocritical anti-gun nuts would never give up their armed security but have no problem leaving our children unprotected. Because If this becomes law, they won't be able to use the tragedy to blame responsible gun owners for their lack of action to surrender their firearms. Won't Somebody Please Think of the Children!?!
What didn't age well was state-funded media NPR promoting Trans gun culture, planning to shoot anyone who gets their pronoun wrong, I guess. Then a little over a month later, we had 1 Trans individual executing six Christians in Tennessee and another arrested in Colorado with plans to shoot up schools and churches. So as you read this, how many more lone wolves are plotting because of the State-run media push for violence against religious people? It is just a matter of time before private schools and churches start advertising as both a feature and deterrent that they have onsite armed security. I miss the days when the ostentatious left virtue-signaled with their Prius and obligatory coexist bumper sticker.
So kudos to Rep. Garcia for reintroducing these bills in response to recent events. It is unlikely to receive bipartisan support as he hopes, and even more unlikely that it will be signed into law by a President that made jokes after the Tennessee shooting. Garcia is a little naive when he says nobody in the country wants to see tragic events like school shootings continue. The response from most of the authoritarian left could be summed up with yeah, this shooting was bad, but they had it coming.