Gal-On: Guards should hand in guns after work

October 5, 2006 17:46


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Meretz Faction Head MK Zehava Gal-On appealed to Interior Minister Roni Bar-On on Thursday to require security guards to deposit their personal weapons in security company safes at the end of their shifts, Army Radio reported. According to Gal-On, the suggestion was made due to the large number of family murder cases involving security guards who were carrying their weapons after work hours. The Knesset's Interior Committee was working on the initiative. Following Gal-On's request, the interior minister announced his intention to promote a bill that would include revoking permits given by security companies and requiring stringent background checks before providing guards with weapons.

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