To date, five U.S. appeals courts have issued rulings on concealed carry cases. Here’s a look at each one.
The manufacturing, regulation and trafficking of weapons in the U.S. and around the globe
Want to carry a concealed gun? Live in Sacramento, not San Francisco
A catch in state law gives local law enforcement officials complete discretion to interpret California’s primary requirements for anyone wanting to carry a concealed gun. Some counties grant permits to anyone who’s eligible, while others maintain a strict standard.
Few shootings by security guards get reported or investigated
When a police officer pulls the trigger, it touches off a prescribed set of events, including an investigation. But that’s not the case with security guards.
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Here’s how states can improve the security industry
Find out what’s working – and what’s not – in states’ efforts to regulate armed security guards.
Gun shows highlight states’ differing laws on firearms
At the Crossroads of the West Gun Show near San Francisco, all of the guns on display were secured with plastic ties, rendering them inoperable. It’s an extra layer of security that isn’t found at another Crossroads show in Reno, Nevada.
Armed guard paralyzes unarmed teen over stolen Cheetos
If Arizona had required gun-ownership background checks for security guards, one guard might not have begun work at a Circle K convenience store where he later shot and paralyzed an unarmed teenager.
When bad cops become bad security guards
Reveal discovered armed guards with histories of civil rights violations, excessive force and corruption that did not trail them from their former lives as police, sheriff’s deputies and corrections officers.
Law and Disorder 2: Citizens, cameras and cops
In part 2 of Reveal’s in-depth look at law and disorder, we expose some of the tensions between police and the communities they serve and how video ca
Many armed guards aren’t getting the vetting regulators thought
Twelve states that reported that they are running guard applicants through an FBI records check actually are obtaining only a fingerprint-based criminal background check.
5 ways the armed-guard industry is out of control
Private security companies have hired felons, people with mental health issues and former police officers accused of abuse. There are horror stories from nearly every state, and they all point to the same issue: an industry lacking oversight and accountability.