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Response to Earthshine2 (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:03 AM

19. I did a cursory spreadsheet on cost of guns.

Very small sample but the numbers were interesting.

I did it after CBS did a story about a high school put in a pretty good system to go into lockdown, secure sections of building, call police, and incapacitate gun man for police to arrest. It was a real high school in Ohio, and the system was paid for mostly by outsiders.

CBS mentioned the cost to put it all together. So, I took that cost and divided it by the number of students in that school = cost per student.

Expanding on that...What would it cost to harden all the schools in Maryland? (Thought the ďwell-regulatedĒ gun owners should pay for that. I donít see why I have to subsidize the costs of gun ownership to protect public schools from gun owners.)

- Got the # of high school students in Maryland.
- And number of guns in state.
- So, the cost to harden all schools in MD? (Number of students x cost per student)
$460 MILLION!

Think the state of Maryland has that kind of money?

- Took that and divided by # of guns.

Itís on my other computer but I think it came close to $5,700 PER GUN!
Letís call that the use tax!

An AR-15 in Maryland = $1,300
Add Sales tax (using the % for alcohol) = $1,427.
Add in the use tax = $7,127.
Thatís what it should cost to buy an AR-15 in Maryland.

And since itís a use tax, NEXT YEAR renew that $5,700 use tax, just like we do with property taxes.

Meaning: Total 10-year cost of ownership of an AR-15: $58,000.
Per gun.

When states increased the ďuse taxĒ on cigarettes to cover the damage costs incurred by them - people stopped smoking.
When the price of gas got over $4 a gallon, people stopped buying gas guzzlers.
That can happen with guns.




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