why are trained armed guards in schools such a bad idea? I find it insane that someone would rather get all guns melted down (except for those used by criminals, of course) than to actively protect their children. Take all guns away, our children (along with the rest of us law-abiding folks) would be in greater danger than ever. The only way getting rid of guns would work is if bad folks from the entire world suddenly became good and decided that crime didn't pay and turned their guns in as well. It is common sense folks. Of course, Trained is a key word. Even I wouldn't want some local yokel taking his or her gun into schools.