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December 10th, 2014
09:00 PM ET

Hired Guns: A yearlong investigation into the armed guard industry

It may seem like you see armed security guards everywhere. An investigation by CNN and The Center for Investigative Reporting finds a troubling pattern of uneven training and standards for background checks, leading in some cases to deadly consequences. Senior investigative correspondent Drew Griffin has the story.
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December 2nd, 2014
09:40 AM ET

First look at 'Hired Guns'

Editor's Note: 'Hired Guns' is a special two part report airing December 9 and 10 at 8p ET on AC360.

You see them everywhere — armed security guards. In a yearlong investigation by CNN and The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) found, despite the image of safety, armed guards often themselves pose a threat in an industry plagued by lax laws, minimal oversight and almost no accountability.

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