The federal School Safety Bill, which has passed the House of Representatives, is not the bill that you might think. It is actually much more conservative than initially marketed, as explained by Ben Shapiro.
Instead of focusing on gun control, the Stop School Violence Act is all about increasing the safety in schools. $50 million dollars per year is allocated to education of school staff in how to recognize a problem in the form of a grant program. There is an additional $25 million authorized for schools to beef up security measures – things such as alarms and metal detectors.
Republicans in the House say that this is a first step, perhaps to counter the narrative of many Democrats in the house that the bill does not go far enough. It is quite clear that the reason Democrats are saying that is because there is no debilitating measure of gun control anywhere in the bill.
The bill passed by an overwhelming margin in the House of Representatives. It is not expected to pass in the Senate.
As Shapiro states, school safety should probably be handled at the state level, not led by the federal government. There are simply too many differences in the environments that would be affected as a whole. How can you really say that laws that try to cover overcrowded schools in the middle of Los Angeles, California, are the same laws that should be applied to a sparsely populated school on the outskirts of Madison, Wisconsin?
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~ Liberty Video News