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NE Furniture Mart plan to arm security staff called leap into uncharted territory
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This place gets it, hope more across the country will understand as well.


http://www.omaha.com/article/20130411/MO...-territory

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In addition to arming security staff, the electronics and furniture retailer will remove the “No Weapons Allowed” signs posted on its retail properties and allow customers who have a permit to carry a concealed weapon inside its stores, Bob Batt, the company's executive vice president said Thursday.

Batt cited incidents in which store employees have encountered people carrying weapons inside the store, including someone brandishing a knife.

“Times have changed,” Batt said. “You look at college campuses, retail establishments. ... We only have one mission here, and that's the safety of the staff and customers. We're sending a message that we will not tolerate any bad behavior.”

In defense of the company's policy changes, Batt said months of outside research and discussion went into the decision.

“We consulted experts in corporate and personal security. We didn't do this on our own.

We consulted the best minds on this strategy. It's only because we want to protect people,” said Batt. “Our goal is that this kind of thing will never be needed.”

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