America hasn’t even started getting over the Boston Marathon incident, and here comes another tragedy yet again – and on Mother’s Day, at that. No wonder, though, since anyone plotting such malevolent deeds cannot be thought to care. After all, the obvious idea was to harm the innocent, including women and children.
Nineteen people were reportedly injured including two ten year olds, when shots were randomly fired at a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans. Gunfire erupted a few minutes before 2 p.m. local time. Luckily, there were no recorded fatalities. Unfortunately, no arrests have been made, although officers are looking into three suspects. One was said to be dark-skinned, no more than 22 years old in appearance – another similarity to the Boston incident, where one of the bombers was a mere teenager. It is a sad thought that, nowadays, crimes this hideous are being done by such young individuals.
This shooting incident is not the first in New Orleans this year. And that’s obviously not a good thing, considering the last one happened only in February, during Mardi Gras celebrations. Hence, residents of the area are growing very concerned about their safety. Other than to spread panic and disrupt order, what could be the motive of such acts? The New Orleans Police Department are now neck-deep in work trying to figure these things out. Hopefully, they will be able to put those responsible behind bars and fast.
Meanwhile, when violence gets too close to home, you have to be more proactive in terms of protecting yourself, your property, and most of all your family. Not all communities are prepared for such attacks, but security is every homeowner’s responsibility. There is obviously no way you can rest assured while you feel you are in an unsafe neighborhood.
Good thing that, today, there is a myriad of materials to help you secure your family and your property. Steel buildings are the number on the list. Steel is the unmatched material for buildings in terms of durability, economy, and security. In fact, steel buildings are so tough that, combined with the right materials and accessories, they can be both fireproof and bulletproof. Back in the day, bullet-proof materials were only used for industrial and military steel buildings. Today, even homes employ these technologies because you can never do too much when it comes to security – and steel buildings make this easy.
Safety is a choice you can make for you and all that you care about. Ask the assistance of your local supplier to know how you can best secure what you value the most.