clancifer: $120 million won't put a cop in every school.
GAT_00: clancifer: $120 million won't put a cop in every school.Yeah, the estimates I've seen for the NRA's little demand are about $20B.
hillbillypharmacist: GAT_00: clancifer: $120 million won't put a cop in every school.Yeah, the estimates I've seen for the NRA's little demand are about $20B.Let's see: there are about 100k public schools in America. Let's say that 20% already have a good security presence (that may be high). And let's say that a cop will cost $60k total remuneration per year (that is probably low).That's about $5B.
queezyweezel: How about we take some money from the war on drugs, or the war on terror, and put it towards mental health care?
Giltric: Cops in schools is what they do for blah neighborhoods with gun violence problems.Our children are more civilized than that./amirite.
tenpoundsofcheese: shhhhh dont get the liberals mad
organizmx: Raise taxes on gun companies and use that money to hire a new police officer for every school. I'm ok with that.
Dusk-You-n-Me: The NRA opposed it then.
drewbob21: How effective would a cop with a handgun have been against a gunman with a bullet-proof vest and a semi-automatic rifle? They're not miracle workers.
Gwyrddu: This does nothing to prevent the shootings in all those other cases didn't take place inside a school. and for the ones that happened in the school either cop/armed guard won't be close enough to stop anything or he'll be the first one to targeted and killed.Also, Clinton was a Democrat but wasn't really a liberal. thus how we ended up with banking deregulation, welfare reform and NAFTA. There is no inconsistency of him arguing for policies that liberals currently disagree with.I wonder what the NRA will say if someone shot up an NRA meeting and/or shoots Wayne Lapierre?They are so sure more guns is the answer for everything despite the fact that it has never resolved any of these mass shootings.
RyogaM: Oh, I got an idea, bullet-proof glass in all the schools. Make sure no one can enter the school except in one location, and can't shoot the glass to get in. How's that?
DesktopHippie: So... Will this make you the first country in the free world to post armed guards at every school? I mean, we had a full blown terrorist conflict on our soil and never needed to go that far. I can't think of any other countries at do. Anyone have another example?
clambam: RyogaM: Oh, I got an idea, bullet-proof glass in all the schools. Make sure no one can enter the school except in one location, and can't shoot the glass to get in. How's that?You wouldn't happen to own or be employed by a bulletproof glass company, would you?
Nem Wan: clancifer: $120 million won't put a cop in every school.TFA: only half of that was for COPS in School, an ongoing grant program. It doesn't put a cop in every school, it helps pay for school resource officers for communities that apply for a grant. COPS historyIt should also be pointed out that Charlton Heston was infinitely cooler than Wayne LaPierre.
Buffalo77: Most schools in cities already have cops in them thats why these type of things tend to happen in small towns.
Blue_Blazer: I can't believe there are people like gingerjet defending this terrible plan. Maybe you would like to see a cop in every home too.
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