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    why does the security have to carry guns

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    by seanpaul_killas ·

    because they should limit guns to the security when they need them.

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    • #2636143

      Clarifications

      by seanpaul_killas ·

      In reply to why does the security have to carry guns

      Clarifications

    • #2636132

      because criminals do?

      by sgt_shultz ·

      In reply to why does the security have to carry guns

      as a ‘deterrent’?
      how *do* you spell that, anyway?

    • #2636127

      If they don’t have them

      by ic-it ·

      In reply to why does the security have to carry guns

      Then when they needed the gun, it would be a bit too late, don’t ya think.

    • #2636120

      Why do you need security in the first place?

      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to why does the security have to carry guns

      Because there are bad people that we need to protect things from.

      Saying that security don’t need guns is even stupider than saying we don’t need security in the first place.

    • #2636112

      It depends on the security

      by w2ktechman ·

      In reply to why does the security have to carry guns

      and what they are trying to watch over. Many security firms do not have guns, or only a few people for specific locations carry guns.

      It would seem stupid though, to make someone run to a locked gun cabinet after the need for a gun occurs, to get the gun for use.
      If it is needed in an emergency, they need it now, not later.

    • #2636095

      The limit is already in place…

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to why does the security have to carry guns

      It’s called a ‘safety catch’.

      22 anyone?

    • #2636060

      oh, I get it, like after…

      by dawgit ·

      In reply to why does the security have to carry guns

      They’re shot and already too dead to need them. When they need them is before, not when a committee realizes they might have needed one. X-( -d

    • #2617813

      Under what circumstances …

      by smilingsheep ·

      In reply to why does the security have to carry guns

      is security allowed to shoot someone? In most incidents I’ve seen, a person has to brandish a firearm and aim before security has permission to unholster their weapon. I’ve also not seen this usually unstable person start shooting in the proximity of the security personnel. Wouldn’t the stable shooter take out security first? [Even I’m not sure what I mean by that.]

      Is it security’s job to possibly kill someone? Is security trained and practiced in their response (when to shoot, what to aim for, how to take the safety off)? How responsive is local law enforcement? What about full-of-themselves rent-a-cop security, do I want them having guns?

      I’m not sure what environment each of you is in, so I can’t make a determination as to what will work for you. We have campus police, and I’m in an old building with concrete walls and solid wood doors. That’s enough for me.

      There are many more shootings that take place away from work or school. The freak incident and exception is the postal worker, the college student, or other person unloading their clip with seemingly random abandon at the place causing the conflict/stress. In each of the three incidents I recall in the recent past, local law enforcement and not security concluded the incident.

      • #2618188

        What kind of security, is a good point

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to Under what circumstances …

        Some places here in Michigan hire “security guards” which are entirely for show. They do not carry fire arms, and the billyclubs they carry are HOLLOW. They are more worried about a lawsuit than they are of the security having to actually stop someone.

        Other places will rent people out of the police reserves. Some are part time cops, some are cops looking for extra cash. They all carry.

        When to shoot? Someones LIFE is at risk.

        What to aim at? Center of mass, simple.

        I can’t speak for other states, but in Michigan it is unlikely you will see an untrained yahoo working as security with a firearm.

    • #2618453

      Because robotic guns that can walk on their own would be too dangerous.

      by absolutely ·

      In reply to why does the security have to carry guns

      Haven’t you seen the “Terminator” movies?

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