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  •  Absent significant training (3+ / 0-)
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    a2nite, TheDuckManCometh, milton333

    no "security" guard should be armed with a gun to begin with. In 90% of the cases where such a guard faces a gun they are likely to be the first victim and highly unlikely to prevent a crime.

    You seldom see armed guards around banks anymore because they are useless. Just another way to get people killed, usually starting with the guard.

    High-security situations may require armed guards: High-end private personal security (celebrity body guards and such), money and art transport, maybe a few other instances.

    Mall cops and the like should never be armed. They haven't the training or the mind-set to be safe.

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