In Arizona and other states, legislators are exploring regulatory changes for armed security guards to address problems exposed by our Hired Guns investigation.
In a new Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of more than 900 four-year colleges in the United States, 75 percent reported using armed guards on campus.
A licensed armed guard with a troubled history as a police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison and five years’ probation for brutally beating a man during an attempted arrest.
Here are nine facts, culled from our Hired Guns investigation, to help you determine whether armed guards improve your safety.
Only 12 states require guards or their employers to report security guard-involved shootings to state regulators.
Regulators repeatedly ignore or fail to investigate guard-related shootings, leaving inadequately trained, traumatized or potentially dangerous guards on the job.
Across the U.S., a haphazard system of lax laws, minimal oversight and almost no accountability puts guns in the hands of security guards who endanger
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