You trust the faculty of your school with your child's well being every single day Joph.
With guns? Not really, no. Also, I've met his faculty and not a single Marine among them.
There a lot of Marines in Chicago Joph? So not one guy who hunts on the weekends, or target shoots? Are you sure? I think you'd be surprised.
It's a irrational fear.
No, having a bunch of guns around the school for "free security" is an irrational solution.
Why? How is it irrational to fear something that happens? The Newtown shooting happened. The Colorado Theater shooting happened. The Virginia Tech shooting happened. It's not irrational to fear that these sorts of things have happened and thus will happen again, and thus perhaps we should do something to mitigate the harm when they happen.
An irrational fear is being so afraid of private ownership of guns that you're unwilling to allow the people you already trust with your child's wellbeing to have a tool available which might just one day save their lives. That's absolutely insane. There's no rationale for it other than "guns are scary".
Edited, Jan 17th 2013 5:18pm by gbaji