CNN: McConnell Says Federal Efforts to Prevent School Shootings are Limited to Appropriating Funds

“You would think, given how much it takes to get on an American plane or given how much it takes to get into courthouses, that this might be something that we could achieve, but I don’t think we could do that from Washington, I think it’s basically a local decision,” said the Kentucky Republican, who is a staunch Second Amendment advocate.

It’s funny how conservatives seem to think that banning abortion or same-sex marriage should be federal decisions that are handed down from on high; yet when it comes to  things like guns and the safety of our children while they are at school, they fall back on the old “Local government is better” routine. Considering that Kentucky has just cut dental and vision coverage for nearly 500,000 Medicaid recipients, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Mitch McConnell apparently thinks mass murder is a more humane and effective population control method than educating kids about contraception or allowing women to terminate their unwanted pregnancies.

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2 thoughts on “CNN: McConnell Says Federal Efforts to Prevent School Shootings are Limited to Appropriating Funds

  1. McConnell is essentially correct. Anything involving school safety is primarily and almost solely under the control of the several states. There is very little that the federal government can legally do to direct address the issue.

    As for abortion – there’s been little to no push to “ban” it via federal law. The push has always been to allow the states to choose instead of letting a legally poor – whether one agrees with it or not, it wasn’t legally sound – (liberal) federal court decision make it legal across the nation.

    As for queers being allowed to marry – Yep! You got that spot on. And, DOMA wasn’t legally / constitutionally worth the paper it was written upon or the breath needed to speak it aloud. It was, in fact, even worse than Roe v. Wade and, in my opinion, should have been challenged in court much sooner than it was.

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