The powerful U.S. gun rights lobby called on Friday for armed police in all U.S. schools within weeks as Americans remembered the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre with a moment of silence.There's currently more than 132,000 K-12 schools (public and private) in the United States.
National Rifle Association Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre said attempts to keep guns out of schools were ineffective
Most don't have armed security guards.
So let's hire 'em. Just like the NRA demands.
Inventing a number, let's hypothecate we need to hire, train, and equip only 100,000 new security officers since many schools do already have armed guards.
Of course, that won't be enough. We'd really need 200,000 As anyone who's seen a cop show knows, we're really need 200,000
The cop without backup is "OFFICER DOWN!"
And there's normal sick days. Sure wouldn't want to leave the kids at risk cuz' Officer Down has a cold. Or his car broke down on the way to school.
Oh, never mind. The math is staggering at just 100,000 new officers.
$60,000 a year each, including benefits.
That string of zeroes is $6 Billion, just for salaries, of not nearly enough officers. Hundreds of millions more for training, uniforms, radios, and, yes, GUNS!
Surely we Democrats can get behind such an employment stimulus? And our new corps of "Officer Downs" can go on duty in troubled neighborhoods when school isn't in session.
Now how to pay for it?
About 11,000,000 firearms were sold in the US in 2011.
Taxing the sale of a new firearm $6,011 each will the $6 Billion needed for salaries
The NRA! Leading the way to a safer America.
They asked for it. Let's give it to 'em