Skip to comments.Letter: How much would armed guards really cost?
Posted on 01/15/2013 10:02:39 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
How much would armed guards really cost? Fifty cents a day. That's what liberal gun-grabbers have deemed "too expensive" for each of us to give up in order to keep kids safe at school.
The quoted cost of two police officers in every school in the nation is supposedly $26 billion. We have 144 million taxpayers. Do the math, and that is slightly less than 50 cents per taxpayer per day.
But the gun-grabbers have not done the math. They don't want to. They throw out the "too expensive" scarecrow with abandon, hoping to derail the only tactic that will work.
They and the liberal media piled on this idea as soon as NRA representative Wayne LaPierre offered it in a news conference. The solution does not fit their decades-long ultimate goal of gun control and eventual confiscation.
There are 300 million guns in U.S., so virtually everyone in the country knows someone from whom he can borrow or steal a gun for his purposes, if he does not already own one himself...
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The Fed prints money like it was free.
The left is irrationally opposed to having armed police officers in schools because “having more guns won’t solve the problem”
The left is mad. A police officer with a gun is the best deterrent to a crazy person intent on murdering innocents.
The left obviously wants more kids killed so they can “justify” seizing all guns from honest, law-abiding people and deliberately leaving them in the hands of violent criminals.
Just get rid of the “literacy coach” or the “science specialist” or some other make work jobs to clear up the budget for a useful employee.
They have enough money to have a ‘helper’ on the school busses...
When I was a kid you only had the driver. And cross walk guards- I dont remember seeing them when I was small (not this many at least)
But they have administrators and assistant administrators and deputy secrectary admins and 2nd undersecretary to the first admin... etc etc.
In 5th and 6th grade, I was the crossing guard. Had a white “Sam Brown” belt and a little badge. Don’t remember the name of the program. Safety something or other.
I have a crazy idea, we give 2 billion to the terror state Egypt, we give a billion to Pakistan, we have spend 6 billion on Afghanistan, we gave another billion to Libya.
HOws about we round up all the money we gove to islamic nutball terror states and use some of THAT money?
You don’t need to pay new people just to be there for security. A better solution is to simply give existing teachers and school officials the OPTION of carrying a gun. Many of them would like to do so, but are currently not allowed to.
The second problem with this money solves all problems approach is that it won't work. An armed guard can't be everywhere in a large school. There will still be school shootings. It has nothing to do with guns.
I will go along with a free approach where teachers and school administrators carry weapons. That will be much more effective than an armed guard or two and the price is right.
In the mean time, if anyone is so worried they should homeschool. Don't ask me to waste my tax dollars on an emotional non-solution.
Me too, mid 1970s, only my Sam Brown belt was orange, and it was called Safety Patrol. Between crossing guard shifts, I could fold up my belt into a "Cat's Paw" and hook it to my belt and wear it in class.
[[Do the math, and that is slightly less than 50 cents per taxpayer per day.]]
Bu that’s 50 centrs of crack peopel won’t get to smoke every day- you monster!
Yes, but less irrational than banning guns.
We are living in a "don't just stand there, DO something" climate. Sadly, most people rely on their emotions rather than on logic; so it doesn't matter to them that the totalitarian agenda being proposed by the Left will have no positive effect whatsoever. They still demand that "something be done," and they will grasp at the Left's "solutions" if we on the Right leave a vacuum.
So as I see it, we have little choice but to "DO" something ... if only to offer a counter action that has a chance of stopping the Left's march toward tyranny. We might as well "do" the least harmful thing, i.e., put an armed guard in every school (provided it's the discretion of each local school district, not forced via federally-imposed mandate).
I recently calculated the cost of my local public school district to local property taxpayers:
It is about $15/day.
(And this district is considered a relatively frugal operation.)
Since I'm already having to cough up $15/day to support my local public schools, an extra 50¢/day would amount to about a 3% hike. Not pleasant, but I'd rather pay that, than see our Constitution shredded.
Americans have typically looked at issues from the human perspective and NOT from the dollars and cents perspective.
This is an eye-opening article on how far we have sunk into the crapper when the dollars and cents of an issue take precedence over human life.
$26 billion / year is a BS number to begin with.
93,295 schools x 2 x $50k = $9.2 billion
But two guards per school are not required. In fact, hire an above average janitor and pay him an extra $10k a year to carry. Now you are at less than $1 billion.
On a separate note, I remember the left screaming that we overreacted to the attacks on 9-11. With over 93,250 public schools and a mass shooting every 23 years, there is one chance in 2,144,750 of a school being attacked in any given year. Meanwhile, there are over 8,000 home invasions every day, with 38% of assaults & 60% of rapes occurring during home invasions.
So who are they protecting by taking away our weapons?
Safety patrol. I was also a safety patrol when I was in elementary school.
The problem for the left is that safety patrols gave kids the wrong impression - it gave them the impression that they could DO something to keep the schools safe and gain some maturity in the process.
God knows, we don't want kids with those kinds of ideas!! /sarc
I don’t want to pay a dime to protect the lives of children in public schools.
My latr father, a retired Marine gunnery sergeant, worked as a school custodian for several years in the 1960’s. I’m sure he’d have been glad to make some extra money guarding the schoolchildren.
An amazingly simple first step is to allow staff and faculty who already have concealed carry permits to carry at work. Cost? Zero.
The school system my sister used to work for had at least three assistant/vice everything’s with full staffs and cars provided by the school system. The first 7 pages of the system phone book was all administrative staff.