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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:06 PM

Here's a way we can fulfill NRA Chairman Wayne LaPierre's call

for immediate placement of armed guards in all public schools. It will take an estimated $5 - $10 Billion to implement the armed guard in every school plan. I propose congress imposes a 15 percent "Keep our Children Safe" sales tax on all ammunition and gun purchases to pay for it. The "Keep our Children Safe" money generated would benefit public schools only. Charter schools will have to fund "Keep our Children Safe" on their own. And following the logic of Mr. Mike Huckabee, religious schools wouldn't need armed guards since they allow God and prayer--they'll be completely safe from any attacks.

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Reply Here's a way we can fulfill NRA Chairman Wayne LaPierre's call (Original post)
lobezen Dec 2012 OP
liberal N proud Dec 2012 #1
lobezen Dec 2012 #5
Ilsa Dec 2012 #2
lobezen Dec 2012 #6
Control-Z Dec 2012 #3
lobezen Dec 2012 #7
libdem4life Dec 2012 #4
world wide wally Dec 2012 #8

Response to lobezen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:15 PM

1. The tax makes sense even without the guards.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:03 PM

5. That's what I was thinking as well.

The $ could be earmarked for victims of gun violence.

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Response to lobezen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:21 PM

2. Aw shoot, round it up to 20% and

Apply a portion to hospitalizations and rehabilitation for gunshot victims.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:04 PM

6. +1

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Response to lobezen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:34 PM

3. I'd go with the tax

a little higher and implement mental health services in every school. That is on top of the needed bans and restrictions on assault weapons and ammunition, of course. And backgrounds checks.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:04 PM

7. +1

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Response to lobezen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:35 PM

4. Definitely. The 2nd Ammendment says nothing about how much to charge, how to relegate

how much tax, etc.

And I agree about the Charter Schools. But, if they don't start taking some definite actions...not hand-wringing and delaying until other vague and intangible elements come magically into place...parents who can, will take their kids out and home school and get a charter. This causes decline of not only the money available to the public school classroom, but is often a drain of those of higher incomes who have or know a stay at home parent, etc., that have those choices.

Don't know about religious schools, but my experience would suggest that they will find a way. Local, individual programs are much easier to tailor to the specific circumstances than broad-based national remedies.

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Response to lobezen (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:46 PM

8. Great idea to tax the shit out of ammo. Too bad our Republican House would never allow it to happen

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