Statements about Public Safety
"In 2011, texting surpassed alcohol as the leading contributing factor in teen driving deaths."
"The CDC issued a report commissioned by President Obama just earlier this year, and it found some very inconvenient facts. Armed citizens are less likely harmed by attackers. Effectiveness of gun control laws is mixed. Gun buybacks don't work."
"The fact is that red light cameras change driver behavior and cut down on the most dangerous types of accidents."
Says that in Curry County, "if you make a 911 call you’re likely to wait for an hour for a response."
Rhode Island's graduated driving license "has saved hundreds of lives."
Says TriMet spends "$10.3 million in police contracts" a year for 56 transit police who must respond to non-transit calls
If Gov. Rick Scott activates "the National Guard in anticipation of a federal disaster, the state’s costs, including the costs to recall any furloughed guardsmen, will be fully reimbursable by FEMA."
"The UK has an unarmed police force and a firearm fatality rate that is 40 times lower per capita than in the U.S."
A 0.05 standard for drunken driving means having a glass of wine at dinner could make a person drunk.
Says the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas,"had not been inspected by the state of Texas since 2006."
"In Rhode Island, 28 percent of adults released from state prisons are re-incarcerated within a year."
Says PETA "is using this really fancy drone to follow hunters around in some places in other countries."
"Harvard Study Finds States With Most Gun Laws Have Fewest Gun Deaths."
"Already, a prototype driverless car has traveled more than 300,000 miles in the crowded maze of California streets without a single accident."
"Nearly 25 percent of all automobile accidents are caused by texting while driving."
"The incidents of threats against (President Barack Obama) are greater than for any other president in modern times."
Says president is ‘spending $2.2 billion to give away "ObamaPhones." ’
"There's a tax credit of $2,400 to bond [former inmates] that an employer would get for hiring a convicted felon. There's a federal bonding program -- you can get $5,000 to $25,000 in federal money to hire a convicted felon. And there's federal grants for felons to set up their own small businesses."
Says after Hurricane Sandy, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg "refused to allow the National Guard into the city to restore civil order because Guardsmen carry guns!"
Says since Australia passed tough gun laws, "homicides by firearm have declined almost 60 percent."
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