Local business owners look to increase security following mass shootings

Posted at 4:41 PM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 16:41:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Yoga studio, neighborhood bars, concerts. It seems no public place is safe from the threat of a mass shooting.  

We spoke to owners of bars, clubs and restaurants all over Tallahassee.

Scott Carswell, Owner of The Moon, a popular concert venue, said the safety of every person who comes to The Moon is his top priority.

With 1,500 people filling the venue on any given night, Carswell said he spends more each year to improve security measures. 

"And we have metal detectors at the front door. We have wands and we have people inside the building and people at the doors around the sides," said Carswell. "It's 100 percent effort all the time. You have to be right 100 percent of the time." 

Many of the bar and club owners we spoke to on Thursday don't have metal detectors and are hesitant to start frisking every person who comes in, but say it might be necessary now.

We even spoke to a few owners who told us they honestly don't know how to prepare for an active shooter situation. 

Others said they simply try to prepare for the worst, while hoping for the best.