Watch out for Flying Glass!

I saw something today, while driving on the ill-named Jimmy Carter Boulevard (well, it’s true that it’s turned out that he was NOT the worst President of all time), that speaks to the level which our Atlanta has sunk. It was not only surprising, but it was alarming. Beside me at a stoplight was a commercial truck with advertising on the side. In large letters, “BULLET PROOF GLASS.” Below that, the places that could benefit from having bullet proof glass installed were listed. They were: Banks, Convenience Stores, Check-cashing places, Title-loan companies and “others.”

I would not have been surprised if this business, which apparently has enough customers to make it a profitable enterprise, was in Newark or Baltimore or Ferguson or Chicago or south-central Los Angeles. I know that the Buford highway area has generally gone over to illegal aliens of all types. And black-rappers in Atlanta seem to shoot anyone who approaches them, but I did not know that the city had reached the point of having a flourishing demand for bullet proof glass.

It made me think, why would any business need bullet proof glass? Well, obviously, there have been enough instances of innocence workers losing their lives in certain establishments due to criminals robbing them, and killing the employees. The first thing “gun control” advocates will say is, “We need to take guns away from people.” Hey, that’s a terrific idea. Now, if you could just convince the criminals to give up their guns, maybe businesses could save the expense of bullet proof glass. Everyone in Atlanta who thinks there is even a remote possibility of that happening, should take out tsunami insurance. Because I can promise you, that you have a greater chance of drowning from an invading sea, than having criminals turn in their weapons. What the gun control nuts really want is for law-abiding citizens to give up their 2nd amendment rights. That, also, is never going to happen. If a few “carry permit” holders were around that recruiting office in Tennessee, those Marines would still be alive. The fact that military recruiting personnel are not armed, is ludicrous.

Unfortunately, I believe that the demand for bullet proof glass is going to become greater in our city. This might be a good investment opportunity, if you have some excess money. It definitely looks like a growth industry.

About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on and available from . .
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