Statements about Public Safety

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."

Says 88 Texas constables have died in the line of duty.

Says "About 7 in 10 of Oregon’s inmates are in prison for violent crimes and serious sex offenses."

As Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney used a line-item veto to cut "millions of dollars for firefighting equipment," including firefighters' "coats, pants, helmets and boots."

"As Governor: Romney did not keep public safety funding in line with inflation."

Says Gov. Scott Walker made "draconian cuts" to public safety budgets that put police officers at "greater risk of harm."

Says "city leadership is threatening to lay off police and emergency services personnel to balance the budget."

Says Tom Barrett "voted to ban 15 different kinds of guns, even a lot of common deer rifles."

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