Now I was as angry as the next guy when I listened to NRA representative propose having full time armed guards at every school. It's a dumb idea! It would not work! Its a huge waste of resources! Its gross!
And then it came to me: If the NRA is so concerned about school killings, maybe we could find common cause with them. Hire the armed guards, but pay for them with a gun tax!
We already use cigarette taxes to pay for cancer research and treatment and nearly every non smoker in the world likes to raise cigarette taxes! Why not do the same with guns! I think a lot of people would warm to the notion, and it would be a great opportunity for the NRA to work to keep schools safe.
Republicans seem to like sales taxes, so they should be on board too!
What do you think? Kumbaya everybody! Ask your legislator to work with the NRA to make the "Safe Schools Gun Tax" a reality!