Shooter, Mr Strutt's reasoning sounds clear...but limiting it to retired LEOs with 20 yrs + and giving them $10K a year each m/l would be cheap...but my suspicious mind wonder's about the "police state" building up? Nothing derogatory toward LEOs by any means...just well-intentioned folks with nearsightedness?
It would make more sense to add $2K to marksmanship qualified, already salaried teachers that wish to bear the burden of watching out for "their kids". As a high school teacher...it didn't take long to develop a sense of pride and concern over the students...especially the many that I taught classes to. You'd get 5 times as many Armed Guardians and since most of the better instructors/teachers on staff attend after hours functions, athletic matches/games the effect would be broader in reach. Just MHO. Spoon