TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY MERCHANTS ARMED AGAINST RECENT ROBBERY AND VIOLENT SPREE!!!
Recent robberies and violent crime have inspired Kansas City merchants to start talking about guns.
This story isn't great for business because nobody wants to spend money in a shooting gallery so we'll simply relay the essentials of recent conversations with only a hint at specifics that local newseis can follow-up on after the holiday.
To wit . . .
FROM THE CROSSROADS TO MIDTOWN KANSAS CITY THERE HAS BEEN A NOTABLE CRIME SPREE THAT HAS INCLUDED A STRING OF ROBBERIES AND VIOLENT ASSAULTS WHICH PRETTY MUCH RUINED X-MAS FOR MERCHANTS!!!
This is important public info and so far we've confirmed these facts with no less than three shopkeeps talking about the troubling deets.
Amid the Kansas City X-mas shopping season we've heard about assaults against shoppers, late night brake-ins and more than a few scammers stalking their targets near local places of biz.
Accordingly . . .
THE RESPONSE AMONG MANY KANSAS CITY MERCHANTS HAS BEEN MORE THAN A BIT OF GUN TALK AMID CALLS FOR UNITY AND COOPERATION WITH LOCAL BIZ TO REPORT CRIME AND SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY!!!
Nobody really disagrees with the second part of that equation but it's the gun-play aspect that might pique the interest of more than a few people.
So far there hasn't been a gun buying spree but TKC confirms that more than one local merchant is packing heat and neighboring biz seems grateful of this fact.
A quote . . .
"Yeah, ######### has a big-ass gun and just about everybody knows that . . . Hate to say it, but it makes me feel just a bit safer with all of the skeevy people hanging around lately."
For the average shopper . . . None of this is gonna make a difference. But, once again, we're hoping that this post provides a wake-up call to our political elite to the reality of business development in Kansas City which should start with maintaining services to neighborhoods and not building expensive toy train streetcars or developing biz with lawyers in mind. These notes should evoke a realization that Kansas City's violent crime problem doesn't stop at the urban core. The impact of homicide totals and gun violence ripple throughout the metro area and this holiday season presented a clear and present danger to small biz.