Glock Wants To Expand – Smyrna, GA Residents Are Not Thrilled

Smyrna, GA – Residents living adjacent to buildings owned by gun manufacturer Glock Inc. are challenging the company’s request to encroach on the city’s required stream buffer necessary for future expansion.

Under the proposal, Glock would clear out and level 25 acres of heavily wooded land on a portion of its property that lies behind an existing company building on Highlands Parkway. To do that, the company needs to work within the area running around a porter of streams that is usually protected to preserve the environment.

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Like I always say… sometimes you gotta bulldoze a few trees and disrespect some streams to get a good pistol made.

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v August 1, 2010 at 11:21 pm

“Like I always say… sometimes you gotta bulldoze a few trees and disrespect some streams to get a good pistol made.”
dude, we aren’t talking about a hipoint or a taurus, we’re talking about a glock…
the word ‘good’ and glock do not work well in the same sentence …

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Andy August 2, 2010 at 01:29 am

I have to agree. Most sentences with “glock” in them usually also have “excellent,” “phenomenal,” or “ingenious.”

Cue internet flame war in 5… 4… 3…

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GM August 11, 2010 at 11:52 am

It’s not about Glock – it’s about property value, plain and simple. Yes, Glock owns the land (from what the residents say – purchased after the neighborhood was built). Who really wants to look out their back door to see a 30 foot high manufacturing facility 50 feet from the door where they once saw trees? If I were in the market for a home, I wouldn’t want that. Who really cares if it’s Glock or any other ‘backbone of America business’ with a big building? If it affects your property value, on micro-economic level, you’re not going to like it – macro economics be damned.

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Nick August 2, 2010 at 08:15 am

These things are easy to handle; buffers are artificial. They ensure there is enough room for stormwater to clean up before entering the watershed; Glock will have to use some industrial process to do that regardless, as forested land doesn’t do enough anyway.

I would be willing to bet that Glock’s stormwater runoff is cleaner than surrounding “pristine” streams. Those whiney residents just don’t want big bad industry in their town. Like most morons, they don’t know how economics works or that their lifestyle is on the back of business.

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Freeman August 2, 2010 at 07:05 pm

I have to agree with this. Do these residents not realize that here is a company who, while the rest of the country seems to be downsizing and laying workers off, these guys are actually expanding and hiring!?
This expansion will mean good things for the local economy, and these tree hugging nuts are trying to prevent it?

Once again… a case of sheltered fools fearing the potentiality of everything, because they have nothing better to do with their time.

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wally August 2, 2010 at 10:52 am

Who’s land is it? Can it be done without permanently damaging the environment/ecosystem? This isn’t about whether you like Glocks or not…or guns at all…If they own the land, and can show that they will not harm the ecosystem…why not…???

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John August 2, 2010 at 02:28 pm

There really aren’t that many residential homes near Glock. I used to work 3 buildings down from them and the entire road they’re on (Highlands) is all businesses and warehouses.

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J.T. November 30, 2012 at 08:11 am

100% AGREE. NO HOMES NEARBY AT ALL. UP AND DOWN THAT ROAD 2 OR 3 TIMES EVERY DAY.

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WM August 3, 2010 at 03:44 pm

Having lived in Smyrna for more than 25 years, I can honestly agree that these homeowner’s are nothing more than crybabies. The argument isn’t really about the environment as it is a fear of some sort of major catastrophe happening at the plant. 20+ years Glock has been there and I can only recall one incident happening there, which wasn’t major at all. But for those who I’ve spoken to who are against the expansion, I kindly remind them that the NS mainline goes through the same neighborhoods, there are food processing facilities along the same road as Glock, plus there is a big coal fired power plant less than 5 miles from this area is they are concerned with “safety.” Needless to say, they don’t have much after that. Highlands Parkway has always been zoned industrial and it was during the housing boom that the city re-zoned some of it residential.

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