It was a matter of time but the car bomb has come to America.
The smoking SUV found in Times Square
packed with gasoline, propane tanks and wires opens a new era. This is different from the Tim McVeigh truck bomb in Oklahoma –this one targeted civilians, not a federal facility.
Had it detonated people would have been killed in two ways: some by the direct blast but many more who would have been killed or injured by flying glass shrapnel as they sat in cafes and stores around the blast area .
We got lucky on this one but it won’t be the last attempt. I guarantee we need to “armor our glass” to avoid more people being killed from flying glass than by the explosion itself.
Last week I talked to a man from Northern Ireland who told me that when the IRA was setting off car bombs in the 70’s that they started using security window film at that time — because of the danger of flying glass.
Our security films are explosion-rated, as you can see from the 2 minute video on our website at www.ArmorGlass.com
Every store owner should have it installed — not only to protect from a future car bomb but also to protect from “smash and grab” crimes, hurricanes, etc.