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Bulletproof white boards can serve as shields during school shooting
New York Daily News ^

Posted on 01/23/2013 2:54:54 PM PST by SMGFan

Thanks to a miracle material called Dyneema, the board can repel shots from handguns and shotguns, allowing teachers precious time in case of an attack.

Gun advocates say the boards might be one step in a broader school protection strategy. Teachers now have a new line of protection to shield their class from a shooter.

A Maryland armor manufacturer has developed bullet proof white boards that teachers can use while conducting class lessons — and during an emergency.

The boards are made of a state-of-the-art material called Dyneema, and can repel gun shots from handguns and shotguns — the types of weapons most commonly used in school shootings, said George Tunis, CEO of Hardwire, which created the boards.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; duckandcover; rampageshootings; schoolsafety
"allowing precious time in case of attack ", to get out their gun and kill the threat?

we need transparent aluminum barriers /s

1 posted on 01/23/2013 2:54:59 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Until someone raids a school to steal this bulletproof shield to engage in bigger crimes/assaults.


2 posted on 01/23/2013 2:57:06 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SMGFan

and then what? the attack will end?


3 posted on 01/23/2013 2:57:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SMGFan

armed employees are a better shield.


4 posted on 01/23/2013 2:57:40 PM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: SMGFan

Why allow the gunman into the classroom?

Why allow the gunman into the school?

Would it not be wiser to place security measures designed to intercept and neutralize the gunman before he arrives at his targets?

I wonder how much longer western people will survive being as staggeringly stupid as they are.


5 posted on 01/23/2013 2:58:14 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: camle
armed employees are a better shield.

The rational response would be to argue for both.

6 posted on 01/23/2013 2:59:19 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: SMGFan

What about giant, thick cobwebs?


7 posted on 01/23/2013 3:01:14 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: GeronL
and then what? the attack will end?

Of course!

It's all sparkly MAGIC, don't ya know?
8 posted on 01/23/2013 3:01:41 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: SMGFan

So tax payers pay for board when a cheaper gun would work just fine?


9 posted on 01/23/2013 3:03:37 PM PST by Ramonne
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To: SMGFan
bullet proof white boards that teachers can use while conducting class lessons — and during an emergency.

"While conducting class?" Must be for Chicago schools.

10 posted on 01/23/2013 3:05:01 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: chris37

>>I wonder how much longer western people will survive being as staggeringly stupid as they are.

Not much longer. As soon as the easy credit stops, we are done.


11 posted on 01/23/2013 3:05:48 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: SMGFan

How about a microwave array that can melt incoming bullets. Whatever gets thru, the teachers can parry with sword and shield. Conan the Tautologist.


12 posted on 01/23/2013 3:07:04 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Bryanw92

This is so breathtakingly dumb it really is hard to comment.


13 posted on 01/23/2013 3:08:55 PM PST by glennaro
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To: RandallFlagg

liberal la la land depends on magic


14 posted on 01/23/2013 3:10:14 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SMGFan

Maybe if they only had these in Benghazi...


15 posted on 01/23/2013 3:18:50 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: SMGFan

Hmm... A stroke of genius! Why, if I am writing on the whiteboard, the shooter can walk in, shoot, completely penetrate me, and hit me again when it ricochets back off the whiteboard. Great.... I think I’d rather they just let me carry a gun.


16 posted on 01/23/2013 3:22:40 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: SMGFan
That is probably the silliest thing I have ever seen.

If I were a killer with intent, I would just walk around that thing while my targets' vision was obscured by same and do what I came to do anyway. Either that or just stomp that plywood contraption down on the ground.

17 posted on 01/23/2013 3:22:57 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: SMGFan

18 posted on 01/23/2013 3:23:04 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: chris37
I wonder how much longer western people will survive being as staggeringly stupid as they are.

Right on target. I have no confidence that our Western-based societies have much of a future at all.

It's good to be old in these times.

19 posted on 01/23/2013 3:24:50 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: SMGFan
Yep, that will sure protect you and your class.../sarcasm


20 posted on 01/23/2013 3:49:38 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: SMGFan

“White boards” ?????? I want equal consideration.

When my wife was studying to be an elementary school teacher 25 years ago, she was repimanded for using the non-PC term “Black board”. “You may call it a chalk board but not a ‘black board’ “, she was advised.


21 posted on 01/23/2013 3:50:02 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: SMGFan

These people are completely deranged.


22 posted on 01/23/2013 3:50:58 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: glennaro

I suppose you thought SDI was dumb too.


23 posted on 01/23/2013 3:50:58 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: OldPossum

I am happy to be 41, I must say. At least I made it over the hill and had the blessing of spending my younger years in a free country.

As I age I feel I don’t have as much to lose as if I was twenty...or one...or zero like my nephews. I wonder what their lives are going to hold for them.

Sadly what I have learned of western societies is that they seem to produce some of the very worst, most dishonest, despicable, lazy, self entitled, worthless people that I have ever seen.

Surely this does not apply to everyone, but it applies to enough to have made the difference, and that is very sad. I do not have faith in humanity any longer.


24 posted on 01/23/2013 3:54:07 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: elkfersupper

I can get worse.

Liberals would likely go so far as to mandate in the building code that schools must have bullet-proof panic rooms that can hold each classroom full of students.

The stupidity of these people is simply staggering.


25 posted on 01/23/2013 3:54:40 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: SMGFan

I’d buy one.


26 posted on 01/23/2013 3:55:37 PM PST by gilor (Pull the wool over your own eyes!)
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To: SMGFan
the board can repel shots from handguns and shotguns

With the added bonus that the lessons about condom placement and anal sex won't have to laboriously redrawn after the attack.

27 posted on 01/23/2013 4:21:24 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: freeandfreezing

Is that picture real?

That is about the dumbest thing I’ve seen a lefty come up with yet. And, that’s saying a lot.

I wonder if what they are saying about this over at the DUmp? That’s gotta make a great DUmmy Funnies.


28 posted on 01/23/2013 4:32:40 PM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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To: SMGFan
and can repel gun shots from handguns and shotguns — the types of weapons most commonly used in school shootings

But the media always says it's assault rifles. So evidently these "bullet proof" white boards won't repel anything in calibers .223 or greater?

29 posted on 01/23/2013 4:52:45 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Kirkwood
Huh?! Your comment makes no sense to me whatsoever.

If you are attempting to develop a correlation between a sophisticated space-based, multi-billion dollar, national (if not hemispheric) defense system (which, by the way I think is a brilliant concept) to a "suit of armor" made of Kevlar whiteboard for personal protection -- which it appears from your comment that you are -- I think you need a break from all this hysteria, my friend.

Cheers! ... and again I respond, "Huh?!"

30 posted on 01/23/2013 5:19:29 PM PST by glennaro
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To: Kirkwood
Wait a mo-ment! I just got the humor in your post. ... (Clearly it's me who needs a break "from all this hysteria".) A thousand pardons!
31 posted on 01/23/2013 5:24:09 PM PST by glennaro
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To: SMGFan

What a great idea! Nice body armor for the bad guys to wear, too!

Thanks, Hardwire!


32 posted on 01/23/2013 5:26:42 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
The rational response would be to argue for both.

Absolutely. The best security plan is one that consists of several layers.

33 posted on 01/23/2013 6:02:11 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: saleman

Yes, the picture is from the original article. How can anyone seriously suggest such an idiotic idea?


34 posted on 01/23/2013 6:42:51 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: SMGFan

How about a moat with alligators and sharks. And really big snakes. With laser beams!


35 posted on 01/23/2013 6:47:51 PM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: elkfersupper
It'll stop handgun bullets and shotgun rounds, huh?

But I thought the meme was assault rifles being used everywhere! And an assault rifle will plow through that rather easily.

Use their own memes against them.

36 posted on 01/23/2013 7:30:14 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: freeandfreezing

I got to thinking about it and really, it’s a brilliant idea. I can see all these school districts thinking, “we gotta do something” and ordering thousands of these. 100’s of thousands of these maybe.

So, I think I’m gonna buy stock in this company. And then dump it right before all these dumbasses realize they have been taken.


37 posted on 01/23/2013 7:33:19 PM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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To: SMGFan

Why not just have robotic sentries armed with sticky foam guns?
You can get a bunch for next to nothing from the set of Dr. Who.

And they also can unplug toilets as well.


38 posted on 01/23/2013 7:45:25 PM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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