A significant portion of the Right is so beholden and controlled by the National Rifle Association and the gun pornographers in the media that they dare not even utter the words gun control. Instead they are promoting the fiction of arming the schools. MORE GUNS! But the numbers reveal the actual folly of the no-big government Right’s assertion of having armed guards in every school in America. And their target is your wallet.
138,000. That is the number of schools in America.
3 and 10. that would be the minimum range to place guards in most schools, owing for sick days, vacation days etc., a supervisor would be necessary. Open and large campuses would require still more; costs, incidentally, borne by already over burdened school districts and municipalities.
828,000. That would be the average number of guards needed to be hired at the expense of programs, teachers, unless higher taxes are mandated. School Security Tax?
$45,000. The average wage for an armed security guard.
$37.3 billion. The total cost for placing and staffing guards in all of America’s schools.
$270,000. The average cost to every school in America.
16,470. Towns of 10,000 or less represent the highest number of municipalities in America, compared to 15,555 10k-24.9k, 726 25-49.9k, 452 50k-99.9k, 220 100-249.9k, and 82 at 250k and up to big cities.
5. The number of schools in towns of 10,000 across the nation.
$675-900,000. The cost to each of those small towns simply for security.
3703. The average number of households in a community of 10,000
$182-243. The additional taxes for every household in a town of 10,000 residents.
One Half. Half of America’s 325 million live in towns of fewer than 25,000 people, or roughly 162 million.
$0 Dollars. Instead of addressing reasonable gun legislation, which would cost nothing, and restoring minor investments to help the mentally ill, those suffering depression, bi-polar disorders and more, let’s raise taxes on already under-compensated and over-taxed citizens. Great idea.