Monday, May 30, 2022

The math doesn't add up for republican school safety proposals

I said it after the Sante Fe murders. The math just doesn't add up. Lt Governor Dan Patrick suggested metal detectors for schools.

Get your slide rules out and lets do the math. Lets assume each school will need at least 1 metal detector. There are over 9300 public schools and 1200 charter schools in Texas. Each metal detector costs $4000 (not including the training, periodic calibration, and maintenance). So..

1x10500x$4000= $42,000,000 for just 1 detector per school. Assuming we average a total of 3 per school and you have a $126 Million price tag which does not include the cost of training, periodic calibration, maintenance, technical support, onsite personnel. $126 Million.

Now there are 27,848 churches in Texas that would require this brain fart of an idea to keep us safe from gun violence. There are over 600 shopping malls in Texas. So do the math then realize that this is not the answer for gun safety. As I said:

How will metal detectors in Sante Fe protect our families from a gun nut at a concert? At a church? At a night club? At a movie theatre? On the streets? Only a moron would think this is a good idea. This is nothing but a Dan Patrick gimmick as he heads into an election season with teachers lining up against him. Patrick needs to go back to school and learn some math. 

Dumbass Dan Patrick.

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