White House Response to Petition

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by Jagermeister, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE TO
    Support and fully endorse the National Rifle Association's "National School Shield" Program.


    Here's How We Actually Make Schools Safer

    Thank you for your petition.

    We're glad you're interested in making schools safer—it's a critical priority. That’s what we heard when we spoke with educators, police officers and first responders, and policy experts from across the country.

    And helping law enforcement agencies hire school resource officers for school districts that want them should definitely be part of the solution.

    But it's not the only step we need to take.

    The President’s plan to reduce gun violence calls on Congress to provide $150 million for school districts and law enforcement agencies to hire staff to improve school safety. This grant program would empower school districts and law enforcement agencies to decide whether to use the funds to hire school resource officers, psychologists, social workers, or counselors based on the needs of their local schools.

    We're working to help ensure that schools have effective and reliable emergency management plans in place, and that students and staff are prepared to follow these plans. That last step is critical. A 2010 survey found that while 84 percent of public schools had a written response plan in the event of a shooting, only 52 percent had drilled their students on the plan in the past year. That number has to improve.

    The President has also proposed a new initiative to help thousands of schools train their teachers and staff to improve school climate by promoting positive student behavior, which evidence shows is a key step to reduce violence and bullying.

    And the President has also proposed a new $130 million initiative to increase access to mental health services by taking steps such as helping teachers and other adults recognize signs of mental illness in students and refer them to help if needed. As President Obama has said repeatedly, the vast majority of people with mental health problems are not violent and are in fact more likely to be the victims than the perpetrators of crime, but we know that too many of our young people turn to suicide when experiencing mental health disorders and in some cases -- an untreated condition can lead to further tragedy.

    We share your commitment to improving the physical security of our nation's schools, but we just don't think that's enough to guarantee the safety of our kids by itself. We hope you'll join us in pushing for a comprehensive solution.

    Tell us what you think about this petition and We the People.

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  2. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    In the event of a school shooting incident, please notify the President of the United States. No other action need be taken. Thank you. Sincerely, The President.
     

  3. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    Lost me right there, if he thinks a Social Worker or a counselor is going to stop a bullet, knife or bomb from Kids killing kids hes been drinking his own Koolaid too much.
     
  4. spottedpony

    spottedpony New Member

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    my initial thought is, it seems like the government doesnt give away anything without expecting something in return..............................
     
  5. Fred_G

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    So, we are going to spend $280 million dollars to prevent things that are already illegal... I don't get it.

    I guess this is called 'doing something'.
     
  6. johnr1943

    johnr1943 New Member

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    Ah, a couple more presidential cowflops in the "We'll Take Care You" pasture...:mad:
     
  7. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 New Member

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    That's what the government has been telling us for years, "Just give us unlimited authority and we will take care of all of your needs", in other words just become good little Sheeple and do as our betters think best.
     
  8. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Didn't you know that social workers can with the power of a psy 101 class talk a bullet down even after it has left the weapon? Oh Obamaclause, you are just such a gift giver....:rolleyes:
     
  9. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    Maybe thats what they are trying to promote, if a school gets attacked by a whacko, stack the Social workers up in front of the door like cord wood! That might actually work! If thats the case, we should only hire fat ones, that way we will get more bang for the buck! They are much more absorbent when it comes to flying lead...
     
  10. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    No, no, this is much more dangerous than all of that. It says they are going to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to staff schools with more "experts" to evaluate each child's proclivity to inflict violence. If a child goes to a social worker saying he's being picked on, he'll be classified a threat and watched more closely, maybe being sent to the school psychiatrist. And if all else fails, they can use the all-mighty ObamaCare to get him "treatment," pumping him full of so many mood enhancers that he can't complain.

    Problem solved.

    Another mentally numb follower of "The Plan" is created.
     
  11. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    The phrase, "Here's How We Actually Make Schools Safer" is what made me dread the rest of the response. Are you kidding me? First they say FU before they explain their plan. This response was the exact opposite of how to make schools safer. Plus, instead of protecting the students from outside threats, they are focusing on the students themselves. Written response plans? Well...the plan is to kiss your ass goodby because nothing is between you and the shooter. Oh, maybe the teacher who is martyring themselves for Obamas "idealism".
     
  12. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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    Jagermeister, What does our friends in Germany do for their kids in schools there??

    Jim

    "People that live in glass houses, should not be throwing stones at others."
     
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  13. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    I am aware of one school shooting. It was at a Gymnasium (higher school). I hunter's teen found the dads keys to the safe and took out his anger on the school. I do not remember how many died, but it was a low number. The GSG9 killed him at the nearby train tracks. Not aware of any other cases though. There was one in Belgium. A gunman took over an elementary school, but nobody died but the shooter. The GSG9 was invited to come over the border and a sniper took him out.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GSG_9

    My kids tell me they never talked or practiced anything as far as a shooter. But, schools are not so easy to get into. I am sure things would change if something ever happened. My biggest concern would be terrorists. Crime is low over here, and most criminals do not have access to guns.
     
  14. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    So he's going to spend money to help the students in schools, does he not remember that the shooter at Newtown wasn't even a student?
     
  15. 304inc

    304inc New Member

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    Helping teachers and other adults to spot mental illness and refer to help if needed .....
    Teachers around here have a hard enough time just teaching, now the president expects Teachers to double as a psychologist? I think we give teachers too much credit in that category to begin with, how many slightly unruly children have been recommended to get medicated for ADD? And my question is if you get referred to help, would that stay on your record thus affecting you from being able to own a firearm as an adult? Backdoor gun control.