“In California, an armed guard must have received 14 hours of gun training, six of them on a shooting range, in addition to 40 hours of instruction. Manicurists in the Golden State must complete 400 hours of training.” The Center for Investigative Reporting has completed a year-long look into the world of security guards, where people are undertrained, underpaid, and quite often armed. Here’s the full and quite remarkable report: Hired Guns.