Our investigation found regulators in California and many other states frequently license armed guards who are poorly trained, mentally unstable and prone to violence.
Across the U.S., a haphazard system of lax laws, minimal oversight and little accountability puts guns in the hands of guards who endanger lives.
Armed security guards may face mental health check
Armed security guards in California soon may be required to pass a mental health evaluation if they want to carry a gun on the job.
The problem with turning to armed guards after mass shootings
In the wake of mass shootings, businesses, school districts and towns often turn to armed guards. But armed security guards can introduce a new kind of danger.
This week’s attack on a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was the largest mass shooting in American history. On this hour of Reveal, we go to Orlando to hear from the LGBT community targeted by this violence.
Omar Mateen’s employer didn’t heed warnings about two other killers
The security company that employed Orlando, Florida, shooter Omar Mateen failed to heed warnings about at least two other employees who later went on to kill.
Orlando shooter Omar Mateen was a licensed security guard
Authorities have identified Omar Mateen, 29, as the gunman who left 49 people dead at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Efforts to regulate security guards finding little traction
About 90 security guard-related bills have introduced in state legislatures, but none of the bills that would have created substantial changes were enacted.
Man shot after urinating on wall sues security guard and his firm
A man hospitalized after being shot by a Sacramento, California, security guard outside a convenience store now is suing the guard and his prior employer, claiming the guard used excessive force.
Firearms trainer keeps license despite being accused of running a scam
California’s Bureau of Security and Investigative Services has received multiple complaints about Anthony Loyola, a firearms trainer whose curriculum allegedly lacks the required hours at a shooting range but does include films such as “Smokey and the Bandit” and “The Fast and the Furious.”
Former armed guard charged with murder says evidence was fabricated
Former armed security guard Lukace Kendle, who previously was found incompetent to stand trial, got a judge’s approval to represent himself against murder and attempted murder charges in the 2012 shooting of two unarmed black men in a Miami strip club parking lot.