Tuesday, February 9, 2016

"Obama's budget proposal includes billions for gun control."

President Obama doubled down on his commitment to gun control Tuesday in the 2017 budget proposal he sent to Congress. The $4.1 trillion budget request, which represents President Obama’s wish list, was met with sharp Republican criticism. The proposal calls for funding increases at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the FBI to fight gun violence. The ATF budget request is $1.3 billion, of which more than $35 million will be spent hiring 200 additional agents to reduce gun violence. The FBI is also requesting more money to hire an additional 230 employees to speed up the process to background checks on gun sales.


Anonymous said...

Obama Wants ‘Billions For Gun Control’ In 2017 Budget


skybill said...

Hi Mike,
Every time I hear something like this......I get the feeling......that......I don't have enough Ammunition.
Thankyou -Rudyard-
Got Gunz....and Ammo........OUTLAW!!!!,

Anonymous said...

Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault weapons in rejection of Maryland law


Anonymous said...

Relax!! Obama ain't getting A DAMN THING from this congress. Nothing but "talk" to maybe keep the liberal base on the edge of their chairs...ready to vote.

Tots said...

35,000,000 \ 200 = 175,000

175K for each agent? Please tell me I am immensely stupid at math. I know that is full cost and not just salary but zoo-wee-basby!

Uncle Elmo said...

No, Tots. You're math is correct. I ran the numbers too, and when I did my thought was that $175K would barely cover the salary and training for a new fed lifer. I was surprised the number was that low.

There's a website called TransparentCalifornia. With it, the unwashed masses are able to research total pay a benefits for any 'public service' employee in the state. Long story short, $175K wouldn't cover many of the firefighters and law enforcement here. As an example, an emt/paramedic in Sacramento makes more than many private sector doctors do.