if the senate is even considering this means:
they’ll fall under DHS,
be exempt from Obamacare,
get gun/ammo contracts from Obama supporters all in IL.
Yup, you’re right.
This kind of thing should NOT be “federalized” — it’s just one more step towards the cliff of “control”.
If this is to be endorsed by the federal government, it should be in the form of block grants to states, after which the states could direct the funds to local school jurisdictions as they (the states) see fit. Whether to put police on duty on school properties, or offer training to in-school personnel, should be a matter of local policy decisions.
The notion of increasing security in local schools should remain a LOCAL issue and responsibility. It will be handled better that way, and the funds required will be spent more wisely, at least one would hope.
But more importantly, the -control- of such policies would remain in the hands of local officials, directly responsible to the communities they serve.
Grant money to school systems to pay for the cops. Our school system has SRO’s at the schools already. We'll get the grant money to fund the cops - but it will be spent elsewhere.
Like the “100,000 cops” program school systems without SROs will use the grants to hire them. When the grants run out the school system will have to fire them or raise taxes to pay for them.
Our county hired touchy feely folks with the cops money and when it ran out they went away. Some of the other counties around here hired beat cops - and the crying and hand wringing was intense when the money ended.
I believe it may go a bit further...The TSA under the qauthority and direction of the DHS will be what will really be put into play here...It’ll be nationwide, and the response teams will be SWAT trained and mobile to react to any future incidents in and around the schools...Encompassing nieghborhoods, and communities around these institutions...
Their authority will be absolute, and I would not be surprised that an exclusion zone surrounding facilities will be grounds for random checkpoints if you choose to transit the area for ANY reason, refusal of searches will be grounds for arrest and charges filed for non-compliance...
If I were the bad guys, that is what I would do...
Just my opinion...