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Posted: 8/16/2007 5:43:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2007 5:46:29 AM EDT by fnherstaluser]
This has some major BOB potential; where it can become an improvised backstop.



www.engadget.com/2007/08/16/back-to-school-shopping-dont-forget-the-bulletproof-backpacks/
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 5:48:01 AM EDT
Original Thread

Thanks for the vid...
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 5:59:49 AM EDT
interesting, i would rather have more ARMED police at schools


Link Posted: 8/16/2007 6:33:20 AM EDT
"Waste of money. When I went to school my backpack was already bulletproof.. bullets
couldn't penetrate the 5 textbooks that I had to carry around in there."

Right off the first post on that page... and it makes sense to me.... maybe OldPainless can confirm this. Most, if not all of the books I used in school were hardcover books and at least 1-1.5 inches thick... and I generally carried the majority of them throughout the day to cut down on trips to my locker.

How about annual psychological screenings to go along with the meetings with that useless guidance counselor.
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 6:48:33 AM EDT
Yeah I loved this comment on the page also:

"You only need ceramic plates for rounds that are much higher on the ballistics scale. That is, rifle rounds, and not just small ones. The military uses ceramic plates, but police don't because of the threats they face. Kevlar vests alone stop all handgun rounds, and some rifle rounds (up to a .223). The military is normally faced with AK-47 fire which is a 7.62mm rifle round usualy interchangable with a .308 winchester."

And I love how the reporters keep stating that it will stop a 9mm HOLLOWPOINT round.
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