It wouldn’t be another Obama budget if ludicrous amounts of money weren’t set aside to push for more gun control.
According to The Hill:
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.
The budget request also includes more funding for mental healthcare and gun safety technology, among other things.
Ironically, the dollars to fight terrorism haven’t increased. To the contrary, Obama attempts to cut the FFDO (armed pilots program) and Federal Air Marshall programs nearly every year – two programs that boast 100% success rates!
Just another day in Obama’s America.