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  •  Some protection is better than none... (1+ / 0-)
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    Rikon Snow

    In Sandy Hook for instance if I remember correctly a 9mm was used...this would have helped there.

    Will it stop ricochets from getting up under them or up close and direct hits probably not.

    But it's a lot better than being instructed to throw scissors or rush the shooter and it's definitely better than not having any protection at all...

    •  No, it's not better than none. That's exactly the (2+ / 0-)
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      a2nite, Joffan

      point.

      It turns through-and-through clean wounds into huge gaping caverns.

      What's worse, it encourages kids to flop down and wait for the shooter to come kick them in the guts so he can shoot them in the face instead of doing what is almost always the right thing for tiny people confronted with a gunman - running or hiding.

      ProTip - the people who like to play PVP MMORPG's often see this site as one.

      by JesseCW on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 09:20:58 PM PDT

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    •  Sandy hook was 5.56mm or .223 (0+ / 0-)

      High velocity rifle rounds that would have ripped right through these blankets, just being blunted and made to tumble before blowing massive holes.

      ProTip - the people who like to play PVP MMORPG's often see this site as one.

      by JesseCW on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 10:50:35 PM PDT

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      •  I stand corrected... (0+ / 0-)

        I thought he used a glock, he used the glock to take his own life...

        You're right about the rifle ammo on  IIIA armour which the blankets shown are, maybe they have a way to use Level III armour instead, to cover rifles as well...don't know how they would would make that happen and retain the flexibility of the blankets, however..

        I still think it's a step in the right direction...

        You can't run from bullets, and from personal experience most don't run, they freeze. look around and then if not dead., fall to the ground or group up in bunches trying to get small....for some reason the first response is never to run...the running usually happens by people who hear and are no where near the gun shots...

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