Security Industry: Sen. Boxer Legislator of the Year for School Safety

Senator Barbara Boxer (courtesy

“The Security Industry Association (SIA) presented Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., with its award for Legislator of the Year in 2013 for her tireless dedication to school safety,” their presser proclaims. “SIA recognized Boxer as its 2013 Legislator of the Year for her efforts to enact the School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013 (S. 146) which [provides] schools with more resources to install classroom locks, lighting, fencing and reinforced doors, as well as to help them conduct security assessments and provide security training for students and staff.” So $100m for doors and lockdown drills but not one dime for guns. Apparently, the NRA F-rated Senator “continues to raise awareness of the need for increased school security needs following the tragedy at Sandy Hook . . . SIA will continue to support common-sense solutions that empower local schools with increased capability and flexibility to keep their students safe and secure.” When asked by TTAG as to the SIA’s position on armed self defense in schools, their Mickey McCarter wrote, “SIA has no position on guns in schools.” ‘Nuff said.


  1. avatar jerry says:

    Words fail me. Unbelievable.

    1. avatar Ross says:

      Does not surprise me at all.

    2. avatar John L. says:


  2. avatar bobs says:

    SIA represents manufacturers and vendors of “classroom locks, lighting, fencing and reinforced doors.”
    They don’t represent anyone who profits from the sale of firearms.
    So why would you think SIA would have any opinion, or give rewards for, anything involving guns?

    1. avatar Pascal says:

      Exactly — they are an industry group. All they are honoring is someone putting money into their pockets

  3. avatar Jim Barrett says:

    nah. ya don’t need them gun thingies in schools. you need better doors, locks, lighting, fencing, and other bric-a-brac sold by SLA members. Never mind the fact that psychos can shoot through doors and locks, the lighting helps them find their victims and fences are easily jumped or gone around.

    SLA doesn’t really care about school physical security. All they care about is their members’ financial security.

    1. avatar Kyle in CT says:

      Thus the irony of the award, “Here you go, here’s an award for giving our members a whole bunch of money. I promise it’s a real contest. It’s the ‘who-can-empty-their-pockets-into-my-bank-account-fastest game’ and you’re totally the best at it. Congrats.”

      1. avatar Duke of Sharon says:

        an by “their” of course, you mean the taxpayers’ pockets, not the legislators’ pockets.

  4. avatar Mk1018 says:

    What more evidence does one need to demonstrate our representative government complicity in murder of our children?

  5. avatar DonS says:

    Never mind the fact that psychos can shoot through doors and locks just walk through an unlocked door, if they’re a student or someone else who’s normally at the school

  6. avatar Guy says:

    So, she’s getting an award for transforming a shooting gallery into a shooting gallery with $100M doors?

    Good job, Babs.

    1. avatar Jus Bill says:

      Of course, she expects no payola campaign contributions from SIA. Not even a teensy bit…

    2. avatar Roscoe says:

      In a nutshell, Guy and Jus Bill you’ve got the only relevant points to be made about airhead Boxer and her opportunistic self-promoting ways. She’s a whore to the Democratic Party line without any original thought. She doesn’t come up with any solutions beyond what others plant into her fluffy little head for her, and when she opens her mouth in public without a planned script; she usually embarrasses herself with her ignorance and inability to stay on topic.

      How she’s still in office is beyond me; but one need only look at the apathetic fashionably Democrat CA sheeple voters for that answer.

  7. avatar Shire-man says:

    So she bought herself an award by funneling millions of tax dollars to companies that make heavy doors?

    Good for her?

  8. avatar TStanton says:

    Yah – turn schools into prisons. Get those kids used to not having freedom…

    1. avatar Jus Bill says:

      Well, the prison market is saturated this year after all.

  9. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    When asked by TTAG as to the SIA’s position on armed self defense in schools, their Mickey McCarter wrote, “SIA has no position on guns in schools.”

    Of course they have no position on guns in schools because they don’t make any money when responsible citizens are armed in schools. In fact they stand to lose money if responsible armed citizens are in schools.

  10. avatar Mediocrates says:

    Barbara Boxer should also be up for Majority Whip of The Wicked Witches of California….

  11. avatar Ralph says:

    Reinforced doors and strong locks don’t keep bad guys out of schools, but they do keep their victims well-contained and huddled together.

    Perhaps Sen. Bulldog and the SIA should get a special award for enabling classroom killers to kill.

  12. avatar Accur81 says:

    Not accomplishing anything? Spending a lot of money? That’ll get your fired in the private sector, and awarded if you work for the government.

  13. avatar Dave s says:

    hogs always enjoy the person with the food at their trough

  14. avatar Aharon says:

    There goes yet another group trying to emotionally position themselves as owning the “common-sense” high-ground ie by default their opposition lacks common-sense or is opposed to it. As for BB, the lass is really aging though not as bad as DiFi.

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