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Nebraska Furniture Mart to arm some of its security guards

OMAHA, Neb. — Home furnishing giant Nebraska Furniture Mart will soon be arming some of its security employees as well as allowing in armed consumers who hold permits to carry concealed weapons, The Omaha World Herald is reporting.

The news comes as the U.S. Senate is preparing to debate gun control legislation.

The report said signs at the Omaha store that say, "No Weapons Allowed," will come down and the security staff will undergo gun safety and related training. The same policies will apply for NFM's Kansas City, Kan., store as well as the Dallas market store coming in 2015.

"Times have changed," Executive Vice President Bob Batt told the paper.

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

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