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Betsy DeVos planning to allow schools to use federal funds to buy guns

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Betsy DeVos is working on a plan that would, for the first time in history, allow schools to use federal funds to buy guns, according to a report in The New York Times late Wednesday. The Education Secretary was tasked by the President with putting together a commission to protect schools from gun violence after the massacre at Florida’s Parkland High School.

DeVos is examining an Obama-era program of grants that is designed to “provide all students with access to a well-rounded education,” “improve school conditions for student learning,” and “improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy for all students,” according to the Dept. of Education’s website.

But because Congress did not specifically block the Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants from being used to purchase firearms, DeVos believes she can use her discretion to order those funds be allowed to be used to buy guns, and to fund firearms training.

In essence, DeVos would be using federal funds to subsidize firearms manufacturers and the gun lobby.

DeVos’ school safety task force has produced no tangible results. The Education Secretary revealed months after forming her commission that it would not be examining the role of guns in school gun violence.

 

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Donald Trump Jr. was part of the opening act for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign launch Tuesday night. During the warm-up to the President's official announcement, Don Jr. mocked former Vice President Joe Biden for saying if he is elected President he will cure cancer.

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President Donald Trump has surrounded himself with war hawks who have been clamoring their whole careers for war with Iran, like National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Yet the president has consistently said he opposes war with Iran, even as his administration's self-inflicted escalation brings the region to breaking point.

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