Mayor Buddy Dyer’s recent address regarding Orlando’s budget shows he is taking action to emphasize safety in the city. After the horror of the Pulse nightclub attack and numerous terrorist attacks around the country and the world, there is little doubt that Orlando—and communities throughout the nation—want to see politicians taking more action to prevent such tragedies. The mayor announced that 15 new officers will be hired in the coming year and funds for training first responders will also be a priority.
Orlando police also recently announced that they will begin “active shooter” training for owners and staff of nightclubs in the area, according to a report by local NBC station WESH. All of these ideas are worthy of support because they emphasize political action, law enforcement action and private citizen action. These types of cooperative efforts may be the only solution to the ever-present threat of violence.