"I don't think security guards should be armed; guns should be strictly for trained police officers," said Dave Scarpetti (stunningly good-looking publisher of Davesbeer.com)*, who lives in the University District. "I'll now pay more attention when I enter stores, and if I see an armed guard, I'll leave and shop somewhere else."A story in today's Columbus Dispatch (gotta pay to get beyond the headlines) has an interesting discussion of the increase in use of armed security guards around Columbus since 9/11. Previously in the news, was reported a Kroger security guard who discharged his firearm when someone tried to shoplift! I read this and asked the Dispatch to publish a list of the supermarkets with armed security guards and that's why they called and they asked for my contribution. Kind of fun.
*The stuff in parentheses is not really in the article.