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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Betsy Devos thinks we can discuss gun violence in schools without mentioning guns. Oh for %$#s sake.

Do you know what European, Korean, Australian, and Japanese schools have? They have kids that play video games, watch violent movies, and kids with mental health issues. Some of their students come from broken homes and don't have as much parental support as we like, and heck their are even angry white guys who don't get laid too. You know what they don't have? The gun violence we see in our schools. No matter where you come down on the gun control debate you have to admit the proliferation and easy access of guns is at least part of the problem. Not addressing guns is like ignoring cars when it comes to automobile accidents. Betsy Devos however doesn't think guns are even worth a mention as she continues her march to be crowned the worst secretary of education by far title.

From CNN:

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that looking at the role of guns in school safety was not a focus of the federal school safety commission.
"That is not part of the commission's charge, per se," DeVos said Tuesday during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing in response to a question from Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy about whether the commission would look at the role of firearms.
DeVos said that the commission's focus is "school safety and how we can ensure our students are safe at school."
DeVos chairs the Federal Commission on School Safety, which was formed after the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead. The panel also includes the heads of the departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and the attorney general.
The commission recently held its first field hearing, in which DeVos and representatives from the other involved agencies toured a Maryland elementary school that focuses on positive behavioral intervention, which focuses on mentoring and counseling as opposed to punitive discipline practices.
Potential changes to the nation's gun laws were not discussed at that meeting.
Oy vey.
I know some people who read above will salivate like Pavolv's dogs at the mere mention of gun restrictions.
We say, universal back ground checks, insurance, age restrictions, a ban of military style weapons and small capacity magazines will save lives and they hear, we are coming to pry your guns out of your cold dead hands.  
That being said and once again, we have the same issues as the rest of the advanced world except with gun violence and ignoring that is ludicrous.
Betsy Devos is a joke and her commission will be too unless discussing guns in part of the conversation. 

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