He proposes adding security personnel to all of the country’s approximately 100,000 public schools.
I assume that most public schools would require a number of officers to protect facilities from early morning until afterschool activities end.
Some facilities are also large enough that a single officer would likely be ineffectual at protecting hundreds, or thousands, of young students.
So we’re talking about adding between 100,000 and 200,000 people to the government payroll at some level, at the very least.
There would also be administrative personnel and other costs. LaPierre acknowledged that police, school and other local government budgets are already strained.
And he proposed no new Federal taxes to fund the initiative.
So what do In Boxers think? The NRA obviously opposes any new restrictions on the availability of the kind of assault rifle that was used in the Connecticut massacre.
Is this kind of increased security — as an alternative — workable, or affordable? Do you like the idea of a school that has a significant security presence? Do we live in a world where that’s necessary?