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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:30 PM

Put an armed guard in every school? Let's see what the costs are for the weapons alone

OK the number of public schools in America is 98,817, from here:
http://www.infoplease.com/askeds/number-us-public-schools.html

And the cost of a good, high capacity weapon - let's use the Bushmaster (hey, let's make it a fair fight) - $949
http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/component/virtuemart/shipping-rifles/bushmaster-ar15-rifle-m4-a3-patrol-rifle-detail.html?Itemid=0

And I'm excluding taxes, salaries, ammunition and administrative costs.

And keep in mind that this is a bare-bones back-of-the-envelope calculation here....

The grand total is.... $93,777,333 All for gun manufacturers alone.

Lapierre may be an idiot, but he can do the arithmetic.

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Reply Put an armed guard in every school? Let's see what the costs are for the weapons alone (Original post)
Canuckistanian Dec 2012 OP
arthritisR_US Dec 2012 #1
Squinch Dec 2012 #2
Canuckistanian Dec 2012 #4
Hassin Bin Sober Dec 2012 #5
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #3
MNBrewer Dec 2012 #6
Canuckistanian Dec 2012 #7

Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:34 PM

1. If that's what they want say ok and that it has

to be funded solely by the NRA and gun manufacturers, see how fast they drop that idea!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:42 PM

2. You also have to include the cost of the guard who uses that gun, which in another thread was

calculated at around 5 billion dollars.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:22 PM

4. I just wanted to calculate the direct benefit to gun companies

For whom LaPierre tirelessly works

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:25 PM

5. How about a hundred dollar per gun annual fee?

That should cover it.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:50 PM

3. That's just for one firearm

I see sidearms, Defenders (police shotguns) and stun grenades.

And then there are vests, extra clips, helmets, uniforms, combat boots, etc.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:30 PM

6. Do it! And pay for every penny of it with a tax on the sale and manufacture of firearms and ammo.

Let the gun nuts pay for the solution they came up with.

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:19 AM

7. +1

I like your altitude.

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