The gun-grabber's alternative to shooting back...


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jamesbeat
January 23, 2013, 01:06 AM
I saw this on News 12 Long Island earlier, and I thought I'd dig it up and post it here.

I want to laugh at this ludicrous idea, but given the seriousness of the subject matter, I can only shake my head sadly.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present the bulletproof dry-erase board:

http://kwgn.com/2013/01/22/company-makes-bulletproof-white-board-for-classrooms/

So instead of doing the sensible thing and giving schools the means to shoot back at a rampaging maniac, the best idea they can come up with is getting teachers to deflect bullets with a shield like Captain America.

Aside from the fact that only a comic book super hero could fend off a barrage of fire with a shield, where are all of those ricocheting bullets going to end up?

And even if this device really would work, why does it need to be disguised as a dry erase board?

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VVelox
January 23, 2013, 01:39 AM
I would not say it is the antis coming up with this. Looks to be a armor company hoping to make a quick buck by preying on the stupid.

http://www.hardwirellc.com/solutions/whiteboards.html

1911 guy
January 23, 2013, 01:47 AM
Sounds like a rip-off of the "Safe Direction" products.

Clean97GTI
January 23, 2013, 02:19 AM
yes, lets employ a gimmick to keep our students safe instead of coughing up the salary for a school police officer.
Good plan.

There are certain things that merit spending tax dollars and having a qualified police officer is one of them.

rjrivero
January 23, 2013, 03:47 AM
Every tool can be useful.

I don't see anything wrong with it. It's much better than what they have now!

dab102999
January 23, 2013, 05:18 AM
But dont they want to make buller proof protection illegal too?? Or it that just body armor

Creature
January 23, 2013, 05:21 AM
They claim NIJ level IIIA protection...

goon
January 23, 2013, 05:32 AM
What happens when the attacker just walks up and shoots you in the knee, then kills you anyhow as you lie on the floor bleeding?

Yes, this is an ugly question to ask. But it's better to answer hard questions than it is to die in fantasy land.

cambeul41
January 23, 2013, 06:49 AM
1) Legs and pelvis are still exposed.
2) Her students are as unprotected as they ever were.

These are certain to be recommended by the same people
who want defensive shooters to aim for an arm or leg.

foghornl
January 23, 2013, 08:23 AM
I saw a blurb on the MainScream media right after the Sandy Hook Massacre about an amored backpack for children. Don't remember what ahhhhhhh 'news-source' showed it, but still has the same implications...

Unless the student is "The Incredible Shrinking Child", there are goping to be A LOT of unprotected areas...and IIRC, it was only Level 1 or 2 armor.

Fryerpower
January 23, 2013, 08:33 AM
IMHO, my wife's classroom needs a large OAK table in the corner. Something big and heavy enough to flip on its side and use for cover when waiting to fire on someone entering the room.

She has a nice, thick door, but it has a 2-3 inch wide window strip that would make a wonderful gun slit for an attacker. I'm trying to convince her to let me install a swing down door bar with a steel plate attached to cover the window.

That would be a whole lot more useful than a Captain America dry erase board!

What we need are LAYERS OF DEFENSE!

Jim

jamesbeat
January 23, 2013, 08:58 AM
Every tool can be useful.

I don't see anything wrong with it. It's much better than what they have now!
Well for a start, they showed a video on the news and the shield was moving all over the place as the bullets hit. It looked as though a hit to the top of the shield would rotate it backwards and direct the bullet upwards under the jaw of the person using it.

I can still see how it would perhaps be better to have some kind of shield than not have one, but only as a means to buy time to draw your handgun.
If this type of incident lasts in the range of minutes, hiding behind a shield would be useless.

The only valid application I can see is using the shield to rush the attacker, but what the teachers need is a means to shoot back, or a security guard/cop to do it for them.

jamesbeat
January 23, 2013, 09:16 AM
I would not say it is the antis coming up with this. Looks to be a armor company hoping to make a quick buck by preying on the stupid.

http://www.hardwirellc.com/solutions/whiteboards.html
Yes indeed, however they showed this on the news as a viable thing.
The manufacturers are certainly capitalizing on the tragedy, but the leftist news drew attention to it as a potential solution to the problem; 'See, we don't need guns, we can use a shield!'.

It seems like they will jump on any idea that doesn't involve shooting back, no matter how ridiculous.

This shield falls squarely in the 'mall ninja' category as far as I'm concerned.


I don't want an untrained and terrified teacher with a comic book shield trying to defend my kids from a madman with a gun, I want that same teacher or some other brave man or woman with a pistol and the training to use it.

Al Thompson
January 23, 2013, 09:20 AM
Not seeing this one as in line with THR's mission.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=472825

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