The NRA Schoolhouse

The NRA Schoolhouse

The National Rifle Association has come up with a dubious remedy for school shootings: more guns. NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre wants the government to put an armed guard in every school in the country.  The organization that gutted gun regulation and helped flood America with firearms now wants to sell more guns to solve the problem it created, putting schoolkids in the crossfire.

Then there’s the money. Mr. LaPierre is paid $970,000 a year to think these deep thoughts, so he’ll want to pay school guards a half-decent wage. Figuring armed guard salary and benefits at $50K per, putting one in each of the county’s 132,270 schools, that’s $6.6 Billion before adding the administrative costs of the NRA’s National School Shield Program. Annual federal funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I Grants to Local Education Agencies totals roughly $13.6 Billion. Guns instead of education? There’s a lesson there, all right.

“The Glaring Problem With The NRA’s Cop-In-Every-School Plan,” Adam Taylor, Business Insider
“NRA proposal to post armed guards in schools is debunked by critics,” Matt Williams, The Guardian

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One Response to “The NRA Schoolhouse”

  1. Newtown’s Gun Lobby in DC « NotionsCapital Says:

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