From Biden And Holder – More Meaningless Words And Wasted Money [OPINION]
First let me say I abhor the violence ravaging our great country. However more gun restrictions and laws make me cringe.
Worse than new laws and regulations is the thought that Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric "Fast and Furious" Holder are spearheading a program to "target domestic homicides". Could they have chosen worse words to announce the program? They're going to "target" violence!
Onward to the program. I'm so glad I don't have to read the name of this program rapidly five times! The program announced yesterday is 'The Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative'. What a mouthful...that says absolutely nothing! As always "if you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle them with bs".
The program, lets call it DVHPDI for short...or maybe just "the program" for the sake of understanding will funnel $2.3 million in one year grants to 12 counties and municipalities in Maryland and Massachusetts. In those areas law enforcement and social services will identify vulnerable women and connect them with law enforcement. Is it just me or don't we have services like this in place already? I also did not know that Maine and Massachusetts were such hotbeds of domestic violence. They may not have heard of Chicago, New York or the case involving OJ Simpson's late wife.
Vice-President Biden repeated a statistic that in states that require a background check for private handgun ownership 38 percent fewer women died at the hands of their domestic partners. I don't question the statistic but I question if they looked at the number of women and men that are killed by their partners or spouses by other means such as knives, clubs of some kind including baseball bats or strangulation? From what I remember more people are killed by things other than handguns. The problem with worrying about other weapons is the fact that it would be impossible to register kitchen knives and Louisville sluggers....or hands. (Taxing hands that would be interesting.)
I truly understand the need to curb the violence in this nation but putting those two putzes, Biden and Holder in charge of any program is sure to doom it from the start. Instead let's use the court system to put first time violent offenders in jail with no time off for good behavior or whatever. Try then execute those who rape and kill instead of feeding, housing and clothing them for decades before we let them out to repeat their crimes.
Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative indeed!