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  4/5/2013, Nisan 25, 5773

Murder Prompts Talk about Laws for Security-Guard Arms


After a security guard turned himself in to police for the shooting of his mother's caretaker, lawmakers called for stricter enforcement of laws that require security guards to leave their weapons with their employers. Chairwoman Miri Regev of the Knesset Interior Committee wrote on her Facebook page that the committee will hold hearings leading to laws requiring the depositing of weapons with employers immediately upon the end of a guard's shift.

Member of Knesset Michal Rozin (Meretz) wrote to Public Safety Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch demanding that he refine procedures for the depositing of weapons. She explained, "Another case of murder could be easily avoided with a little more attention from the authorities to enforce regulations. We must reduce the number of weapons in the private arena, I call on the Minister to immediately implement the directive on deposit weapons in the workplace."

 "Another murder case could be easily avoided with a little more attention from the authorities to enforce regulations. We must reduce the number of weapons in private, I call the Minister to immediately implement the directive on deposit weapons in the workplace, "she wrote.