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#NeverAgain and #YesSheCan exposing more of our political federal and state-level “Swamps”

Now THIS gives me hope that our multi-level political SWAMP just might be shamed into constructive and meaningful bi-partisan legislation – and (potentially) even more changes that serve America, and Americans, first – party politics and special interests (not just the NRA) a distant second… yes, Delaney, this is going to be a “marathon,” but you are clearly up to the challenge!

DelaneyTarr-YesSheCanDelaney Tarr’s challenge to all political leaders

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  1. Since posting this, I have seen at least one #YesSheCan-2018 post, by ACTtv totally against even entertaining that teachers have the option of being armed. I hope that this was a one-off hijacking of Delaney’s and other voices, but fear that I might soon have to remove my post – hoping that all options would be considered instead of perpetuating the notion of schools being “Gun-free Zones” or otherwise denying teachers and other qualified school staff from even having the option of arming themselves.

  2. The first step is to remove the “Dickey” bill which prevents the US Government from doing any research that might influence Gun Control Legislation. Passed in 1996 as part of an omnibus spending bill it said, “none of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be used to advocate or promote gun control.” This has kept government scientists and researchers from doing any serious research on the topic. It seems to me that we should try and learn more before we go rushing off to do any serious legislation.

  3. Totally agree that any impediments to collecting ALL relevant data should be corrected immediately if we are to ever have a fully transparent and accountable government working with optimal information – upon which appropriate and sound decisions can be made – that are equitable, meaningful and applicable to the challenges at hand. Just as the “Dickey bill” (apparently passed under Bill Clinton’s administration) needs to be fixed, we must also be courageous enough to put ALL facts on the table, concurrently setting “political correctness” or partisan posturing aside. Now, if only the media could help to ratchet down the hysteria, perhaps some real collaborative problem-solving might become the new “politics as usual.” We can hope, can’t we?

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