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Post by StevenWS on Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:39 pm

TORONTO – The security guard who shot the man attempting to rob a jewellery store in Scarborough was allowed to carry a gun as part of his job.
However, he could still be charged for shooting the suspect.

Some security guards in Canada are allowed to carry and use guns, but only if they are guarding cash or precious metals.
They also have to apply for a Possession and Acquisition License and work with a security firm approved by the Ontario government.
“It’s most common in jewellery stores. Bodyguards are not allowed to carry guns in Canada. It has to be a precious metal or a cash value,” security expert Chris Menary said in an interview.

But a security guard carrying a gun is different than a police officer. The officer is given their gun as a use-of-force option. The security guard, however, has to be protecting cash or precious metals as well as perceive an immediate threat in order to use the gun.
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