Posted by: Ollie
Posted: 17th May 2011
I feel safer when I see a security guard, especially a vigilant (fit, armed, alert) one wearing a gun.
Money and other valuables (jewelery/artworks/etc) must be transported.
I agree with Lurch, that it is firstly for protection of those involved... van drivers, bank staff, and the public. Without this obvious security, there would be many more attempts at stealing where vulnerable lives are threatened.
Security guards are highly trained, to make appropriate decisions about the 'use' of their armory, or would you rather staff and the public 'arm' themselves with whatever???
Perhaps you think it is more preferable to call the police who may arrive after a 'time lag', and then also expect them to protect you and your child and also be unarmed?
Rediculous! I believe that security guards would not shoot if there was a probability of injury to an innocent bystander.
If you truly feel so 'chilled' by seeing an armed security guard, you should deal with your 'irrational' fear, and definately NOT expose it to any child. Reply