The city council of Philadelphia wants to remove bulletproof glass from storefronts. Shop owners typically install this to save their lives in the event of an armed robbery. Whose side is the city council on?
FOX News reports:
Philadelphia City Council approves bill to remove bulletproof glass from storefronts
The Philadelphia City Council voted Thursday to remove bulletproof glass from the windows of some local businesses, despite a backlash from shop owners who cited safety concerns.
The council voted 14-3 to approve legislation that could eventually force business owners to remove the protective glass outside their storefronts that some lawmakers believe operate as drug fronts and facilitate loitering and public urination, Fox 29 reported.
The bill, which was passed by the city’s Public Health and Human Services Committee on Dec. 4, enables Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections to regulate the bullet-resistant barricades that stand between customers and cash registers in many neighborhood corner stores.
The approved bill, according to Philly.com, instructs the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections to, by Jan. 1, 2021, “promulgate regulations to provide for the use or removal of any physical barrier” in stores that sell food and alcohol…
Storeowners on Thursday pleaded to keep the bulletproof barriers on their storefronts.
“I was the victim of a robbery when I was ten years old, and I don’t want that to happen again,” one storeowner told Fox 29.
This is such a stupid and unfair decision. What happens when a shop owner is shot and killed? Where will the city council be then?