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Old 12-07-2017, 03:50 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Toyman at Jewel Lake View Post
Seems as if she's far more concerned with the safety of criminals than business owners or their employees.
These are supposed restaurants. What kind of restaurants have bullet proof glass inside the building? Answer: Those in Philly that are really liquor stores but they learned how to apply for a restaurant license to avoid red tape of being considered a liquor store.

The real restaurants don't need bulletproof glass but the liquor store/stop and shop for liquor places do. Those businesses have been calling themselves restaurants and getting away with it due to lax standards for restaurants.

Hence the bill that is being discussed. The goal of the bill is to force liquor stores away from meeting the criteria of a restaurant.

Moot point anyway. The bulletproof glass part of the bill has been tweaked and it's no longer excluded for restaurants. Wonder if people will still be able to stop into the Corner Restaurant to purchase carry out liquor and nothing else.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Gone
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Maybe the elected officials are worried their voters will get killed by their own bullets bouncing off the glass
Maybe they should have that choice to make for themselves.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:57 PM
 
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Philly has a lackwit Mayor and a DA that is very pro crime.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,Arizona
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Philly is not the place to ban bulletproof glass.

being a democratic run city would state otherwise
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Florida
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That's nearly as bad the calls to banning bullet proof vests...
Oh, so the government bureaucrats can have armed guards, bullet proof vests, vehicles, offices and homes, but the simple person isn't allowed to have the same luxuries. Goes to show, the government does not want it's people to exercise the right to protect themselves, either be it in a defense position, or offensive position.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:39 PM
 
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being a democratic run city would state otherwise
Most cities are democratic run. At least the big cities. Here's the list of mayor/party for the top 100 cities.

Only 1 R mayor in of the 10 biggest cities.

https://ballotpedia.org/List_of_curr..._United_States
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:45 PM
 
Location: NC
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Bulletproof glass is racist.


haha, so are witty statements
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The linked article also quotes the person who wrote the bill (to no one's surprise, she's a Democrat):
Bass said the bulletproof glass and partitions at some of these businesses are a concern of the city’s health department -- if a customer is choking or having an allergic reaction, a barrier should not stand in the way of safety.

Where's her statement about "If a customer assaults the store clerk with a gun or other weapon, a barrier should not stand in the way of safety"?

I didn't notice that statement in the article. Maybe they exceeded their quota of words in an article, and so didn't have space to print it?

In, say, the last ten years in those neighborhoods, how many of each kind of hazard has occurred? How many customers choked? And how many threatened, injured, or killed the clerks?

I'd guess the latter is far more common in those neighborhoods.

It's clear to me what this legislative person really wants to prevent: People or companies taking their own initiative to defend themselves against thugs, robbers and crazed drug addicts.

And Democrats are virulently against any such personal initiative or self-defense. As usual.
And yet, it's the other side that is considered the deplorable side..... LOL.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Florida
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What possible business is it to tell a private enterprise that they CANNOT have bullet proof glass-either by regulation or ban? The business has a responsibility (legal or moral) to provide a safe work environment for their employees. That is simply one way of doing so. To mandate that employees be less safe because some customers tender sensibilities MIGHT be offended is beyond moronic. The only people I could see being offended are the robbers, whose job just got a little more difficult.

The more we see, the more amazed how stupid some elected officials actually are.

In any rational world, if the government was doing anything, they would pass regulations to encourage businesses to put in bullet proof glass in high crime areas, in the interest of employee safety. Ultimately though-it's not their business.
Same group who wanted the law to force a baker to sell a cake to some people he didn't want to. This would be a nice case for some rookie lawyer straight out of Harvard to tackle. Take it all the way to the Supreme Court.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:22 PM
 
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Bulletproof glass is racist.
Yes it is. If loyal Democrat voters are prevented by bulletproof glass from killing shop clerks and redistributing their money, then it absolutely is racist.
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