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Both Sides of the Aisle Upset by Gun-Control Measures

 

Schools Falling Under Protective Scrutiny

(VIRAL VIDEO)

 

Adam Klasfeld
Courthouse News Service

 

President Barack Obama proposed a ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, but some still worry about the pressure for police presence in public schools.

The proposed legislation comes about a month after a gunman massacred 20 grade school children, his mother, and six teachers and administrators in Newtown, Connecticut.

In response, Obama unveiled nearly 23 executive actions, including orders to facilitate police background checks, launch safety campaigns, review existing standards, mandate further research and increase access to mental health services.

guncontrol1Another order established hiring grants for community-oriented policing services, or COPS, which funds the assignment of officers to monitor public schools, an apparent concession to the National Rifle Association.

NRA executive director Wayne LaPierre proposed a similar “Secure Our Schools” initiative shortly after the Newtown tragedy of Dec. 14, 2012.

Laura Murphy, the director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s legislative office in Washington, decried police surveillance of schoolchildren.

“We have several concerns about the administration incentivizing police departments and school districts to put more police officers in schools,” Murphy said in a statement. “We fear that neutral sounding safety policies, such as putting more cops in school will lead to the over-incarceration of school-age children, especially students of color and students with disabilities, who are disproportionately arrested and prosecuted for issues that would normally be handled by school administrators when law enforcement is introduced into schools.”

The ACLU has previously described this phenomenon as the school-to-prison pipeline.

Meanwhile, the NRA described Obama’s other gun-control measures a “power grab,” and the White House launched a counteroffensive calling the NRA’s campaign “cowardly.”

Neither side acknowledged similarity between the “Secure Our Schools” and the “COPS Hiring Grants” programs in their official statements.

Article courtesy of Adam Klasfeld and the Courthouse News Service.

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guncontrolThe above video is by FPS Russia using the DRD Paratus-18, also known as the the ‘Suitcase Gun.’  We covered some of their other deadly weapons here

To note, the fellow in these highly popular YouTube videos isn’t Russian whatsoever– he’s an American named Kyle Myers from Georgia who fakes the foreign accent.  Mr. Myers claims to own or have borrowed these very real weapons, adding they’re sold to governments, militaries, and civilians, and are “100% legal for him and others to possess in the US– ”if you have the right paperwork.”

(Video clip and images by the Humboldt Sentinel.  Posted by Skippy Massey)

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