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house Bill H.R. 916

Should the Feds Fund School Resource Officers in K-12 Schools?

Argument in favor

School resource officers help make schools safer by maintaining calm learning environments through deterring acts of violence and standing ready to respond should something transpire. Funding the DOJ’s COPS program, which helps local law enforcement hire SROs, will put these valuable resources into more schools.

Mitch's Opinion
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03/23/2019
Hell yes. It’s not only for safety, it’s for peace of mind. When the bad guys know that there are people with guns in an area they avoid these areas. The thing that we all cannot see is how many situations that guns saved people.
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Chadwick's Opinion
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03/24/2019
They can receive firearms and other training to help protect during and see the signs leading up to and prevent school shootings. The training can be the same for all officers nationwide and come from Secret Service or the FBI.
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Sharon's Opinion
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03/24/2019
Clearly the GUN Nuts are a big problem. They can’t police themselves and they’re killing mass #’s of people everyday. NO OTHER COUNTRY HAS THIS PROBLEM. We just have a bad bunch. Not all are bad, hell, I’m a Gun owner, but I don’t fondle it, kiss it, dream about it or polish it every night. We have an epidemic. I don’t care what a single one of them say. Collect ALL ASSAULT WEAPONS. Arrange Visa’s for those that must fondle, kiss, Dream, & Polish! Get them the f-ck out of our COUNTRY! HOW MANY HAVE TO DIE! You stupid republican greedy ass Bastards are afraid like little Babies of the NRA. If you don’t have other donors, that’s on your stupid Ass. Hand in your assault rifles or leave. Pay to get them out of here, but get these Nut jobs out of here! I had 1 dumb Nut Job send me a pic of the Towers Falling and quoted “they couldn’t even protect us from this!” Well you could’ve shot at those 767’s all day long and that little gun of yours wouldn’t do you a damn bit of good. DO SOMETHING! 93% of Americans want GUN LAWS CHANGED! Quit PANDERING TO THE IDIOTS & THE NRA
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Argument opposed

School resource officers make schools less safe for students of color, who are more likely to have negative interactions — including being arrested by — these officers. Rather than militarizing schools and treating students as potential criminals, we should spend money on mental health resources to support students.

burrkitty's Opinion
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03/23/2019
How about we give it to the teachers for their classrooms? Or the schools for new playground equipment? I can think of literally 100 better things in schools to spend the money on then turning our schools into militarized prisons.
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Kodiwodi's Opinion
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03/23/2019
No. They really ought to try funding education first. They aren’t doing such a hot job at that, before they militarize school campuses. Or maybe they could work on gun laws so “resource officers” aren’t necessary. Add counselors and mental health resources.
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IllWill's Opinion
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03/23/2019
There’s no reason to have police officers in our schools. This only helps further drive the school-to-prison pipeline. How about we use this money to raise teachers’ salaries!
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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedJanuary 30th, 2019
    Hell yes. It’s not only for safety, it’s for peace of mind. When the bad guys know that there are people with guns in an area they avoid these areas. The thing that we all cannot see is how many situations that guns saved people.
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    How about we give it to the teachers for their classrooms? Or the schools for new playground equipment? I can think of literally 100 better things in schools to spend the money on then turning our schools into militarized prisons.
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    No. They really ought to try funding education first. They aren’t doing such a hot job at that, before they militarize school campuses. Or maybe they could work on gun laws so “resource officers” aren’t necessary. Add counselors and mental health resources.
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    There’s no reason to have police officers in our schools. This only helps further drive the school-to-prison pipeline. How about we use this money to raise teachers’ salaries!
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    This is just one more example of the federal government trying to do a job that can be handled perfectly well at the local level. Damn, People, how will we ever get a balanced budget if you keep looking for problems to solve with federal dollars?
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    We need to fund education and place reasonable checks on the use of firearms, on the dealers who sell them and on the proliferation of military-style guns and ammunition. Please do not support this bill.
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    Every time the federal government pays for something (with taxes from our earnings) they attach all kinds of qualifiers that is erode local control. This is a local matter for local people to control. Tax us less at the federal level and we’ll have more money at the local level to deal with these issues as we see fit for communities.
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    I prefer that the legislative branch pass and enforce gun control laws for the type of military weapons being used to take the lives of our children and all innocent people. Any funding could be used to educate all citizens on the intent of the second amendment ( Citizens do have the right to own guns. AK-47’s, machine guns, and the vast variety of military guns are not necessary. ), to provide services for the emotionally and mentally challenged, to install security systems in school, to provide teachers with the educational supplies and tools they need, and to pay teachers decent salaries. As Americans, we are all better than the low bar that has been set for respect, tolerance, integrity, and just plain old decency. Life is precious! We can do better than living in a “police state”.
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    No guns in our schools!!
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    Absolutely NOT! BAN WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION INSTEAD! AS WELL AS STRICTER BACKGROUND CHECKS. Much better solution...
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    With what money? They are trillions in debt. No “funding” anything else. Massive cuts are in order and long overdue. Nothing in the constitution authorizes the federal government to be involved in education at all. It’s entirely a state issue. Abolish the NEA and the department of indoctrination (er, I mean “education”). They are unconstitutional. In fact, abolish public school entirely. Parents, if you really love your children and want them to be educated, home school them or send them to private school. The private sector does it better!
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    They can receive firearms and other training to help protect during and see the signs leading up to and prevent school shootings. The training can be the same for all officers nationwide and come from Secret Service or the FBI.
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    I would rather see stricter gun control legislation. How many more tragedies do we have to suffer before we take the action New Zealand has taken after just one incident? Let’s ban assault weapons, and weapon enhancements such as oversized clips and armor piercing rounds. Let’s also have a reasonable waiting period, and proper background checks. Lets require that people get a license for which they must pass a basic gun safety test, and require that parents with children prove they have a decent gun safe adequate to hold all their firearms. And finally, let’s call opponents of this kind of thing out in public as being in favor of mass murder and school shootings. So far, hopes and prayers have done nothing about this problem, so clearly anyone who promotes *that* as some kind of solution is either an idiot or doesn’t actually want to solve the problem. Let’s *actually* make schools safer by getting some of the gunpowder of the environment. Let’s stop accepting the weak ass argument that “this won’t fix the problem %100”. This kind of legislation would be worth it if it reduced the problem by *any* amount. If it saved even *one* life, it would be a success. And don’t try and tell me none of this would work at all; other countries have done similar things and they all got a lot safer. Let’s have the moral courage to stand up to the gun lobby, and do the right thing.
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    This should be left to the state, just like education should be left to the state.
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    What we need is SANE GUN REGULATION, not cops in schools! REAL, COMPREHENSIVE background checks without loopholes! This is a no-brainer!
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    There are better approaches to keeping schools safe - address gun restrictions laws and radicalization of young men with gun and violence prone propaganda.
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    While I believe these officers are needed, this is not a federal responsibility.
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    No way School Resource Officer Funding... A State Responsibility School resource officers make schools less safe for students of color, who are more likely to have negative interactions — including being arrested by — these officers. Rather than militarizing schools and treating students as potential criminals, we should spend money on mental health resources to support students. SneakyPete......... 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻. 3*23*19..........
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    Cops and guns are not what our schools need! What about counselors and well- paid teachers?
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    Clearly the GUN Nuts are a big problem. They can’t police themselves and they’re killing mass #’s of people everyday. NO OTHER COUNTRY HAS THIS PROBLEM. We just have a bad bunch. Not all are bad, hell, I’m a Gun owner, but I don’t fondle it, kiss it, dream about it or polish it every night. We have an epidemic. I don’t care what a single one of them say. Collect ALL ASSAULT WEAPONS. Arrange Visa’s for those that must fondle, kiss, Dream, & Polish! Get them the f-ck out of our COUNTRY! HOW MANY HAVE TO DIE! You stupid republican greedy ass Bastards are afraid like little Babies of the NRA. If you don’t have other donors, that’s on your stupid Ass. Hand in your assault rifles or leave. Pay to get them out of here, but get these Nut jobs out of here! I had 1 dumb Nut Job send me a pic of the Towers Falling and quoted “they couldn’t even protect us from this!” Well you could’ve shot at those 767’s all day long and that little gun of yours wouldn’t do you a damn bit of good. DO SOMETHING! 93% of Americans want GUN LAWS CHANGED! Quit PANDERING TO THE IDIOTS & THE NRA
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