“The Justice Department has requested $382.1 million in increased spending for its fiscal year 2014 budget for ‘gun safety,'” freebeacon.com reports. “Included in the proposal is $2 million for ‘Gun Safety Technology’ grants, which would award prizes for technologies that are ‘proven to be reliable and effective.’ President Barack Obama’s budget proposal also calls for $1.1 billion to ‘protect Americans from gun violence—including $182 million to support the president’s ‘Now is the Time’ gun safety initiative.'” Smart guns? Stupid idea. And God knows what evil lurks inside the Now Is The Time misegos. Here’s an alternative . . .
Imagine what $1.1b could do for crime prevention if we gave law-abiding low-income Americans a voucher for a gun and firearms training. What’d that run? Let’s say it would cost $500 for decent revolver, a cable lock and a couple of hours of training. That would be enough cash to tool-up 2.2m Americans. Think of the lives saved! The jobs created!
On the other hand, why are we spending money we don’t have? How about we “save” our hard-earned tax money, remove those laws that infringe on Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms and call it good. If you like your gun, you can keep you gun. And buy another! One for a friend? Why not? Now that’s change I can believe in!