Obama proposing $4.5B in new spending for gun control. Coincidentally, same amount people have spent buying guns since he proposed it. #tcot
— Fred Thompson (@fredthompson) January 21, 2013
Here’s the report from The Weekly Standard:
President Obama and Vice President Biden revealed their proposed reforms intended to reduce firearms related violence.
The proposal contains a mix of executive actions, regulations, and calls for Congress to act legislatively. The total package will cost at least $4.5 billion in new spending.
Among the new spending the president proposed:
â€¢ $4 billion for the presidentâ€™s proposal â€œto help keep 15,000 cops on the streets in cities and towns across the country.â€ (That is roughly $266,000 per police officer.)
â€¢ $20 million to â€œgive states stronger incentives to make [relevant] data available [for background checks] â€¦ â€œ$50 million for this purpose in FY2014â€
â€¢ â€œ$14 million to help train 14,000 more police officers and other public and private personnel to respond to active shooter situations.â€