Statements about Public Safety

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."

Driving with a dog in your lap is dangerous, in part, because it could fly forward in a crash. "An 80-pound dog at only 30 mph packs a 2,400-pound punch."

"Washington, D.C., had some of the strictest gun laws in the country. And when they passed them, violence skyrocketed."

"It costs $10,000 a year to keep a child in school; it costs $30,000 a year to keep someone in prison."

"When you look at the number of crashes before the cameras were installed compared to after, they’re virtually the same."

Says about 25 Texas cities and 39 states have banned texting while driving.

Three thousand felons voted in Rhode Island in 2008.

Signs letter saying Consumer Product Safety Commission is acting "without consultation or input from the company" to stop the sale of Buckyballs.

Signs letter saying Consumer Product Safety Commission is acting "without consultation or input from the company" to stop the sale of Buckyballs.

"David Cicilline was the state representative who opposed tough mandatory sentences for those convicted of domestic violence  and child abuse."

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