Today I decided to stop by a little gun store over in Acworth that I had seen while out to dinner with my girlfriend. I approached the door, which was covered in plexi-glass and brown paper. As I walked in, I noticed that the counters and walls were, well, pretty much bare, and the 3 guys that own the store were around the register with a bunch of invoices. At first I thought, "Oh, maybe their under new owners or going out of business or something, and I can get some good deals." Then I realized that the glass counter-tops were missing ant the remaining guns were exposed. Then one of the guys said, "Oh, pardon the mess we were broken into on Saturday night, and all the guns they didn't take and that we can fit are in our safes at home." They had stickers all over the front windows advertising the fact that they were a class 3 dealer, and dealt with law enforcement agencies, etc, but had no bars/gates over the windows or door. The thieves just busted the glass out of the door, waltzed in past the security cameras (they had on ski masks), and left with, from what I overheard, several full auto AKs, M4s, MP5s, and other sub-machine guns, along with several cases of ammo and multiple magazines, and all the higher end handguns in the case. Great. Now there are a bunch of stolen automatic weapons in the hands of people who have no regard for the law, and cannot sell them to people who do follow the law. So local gangs/etc. now have automatic weapons (they said several guys committed the robbery).
It's funny, because my girlfriend always talks about how safe the Acworth/Kennesaw area is. When I told her that story she changed her tune real fast.