NEWJERSEY: Don’t make “school safety” a political football

N.J. Democrats block GOP school safety bill
May 26, 20222 Matt Rooney

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How serious are Trenton Democrats about confronting school safety in the wake of another gut-wrenching school shooting, this time in Uvalde, Texas?

I think you know the answer, Save Jerseyans.

On Thursday, Trenton Democrats blocked a bill (A303) sponsored by Assemblywoman Kim Eulner (R-11) to improve school safety training. A probe is presently underway concerning the police response to the Uvalde shooting amid allegations that the police were unprepared.

Democrat Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin promptly blocked the motion. Assemblyman John McKeon, also a Democrat, claimed that the motion was out-of-order. Speaker Coughlin ultimately refused to move the bill to second reading.

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Unfortunately politicians and bureaucrats don’t think in terms of what is best for “We, The Sheeple”.

As a gun owning pro-life pro-choice little L libertarian, I don’t like the whole concept of Gooferment Skrules. BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), if “we” have to have them, then they should be like Fort Knox — unassailable.

If the Trenton Democrats have some valid objection to the bill — I can’t imagine what it is — they have an obligation to publicly voice them and propose their own version.  No one can argue that the police in mass shootings seems to be focused on containment and chalk lines. 

Personally, I have made note of these names and will remind “We, The Sheeple” when it’s time to vote of their actions.  Maybe it won’t make a difference in the vote totals, but, to quite Donald J. Trump’s immortal line from the Apprentice — “You’re fired”.