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By the Numbers: Bulletproof Blankets and Whiteboards in 2015

Price of a 18″x20″ bulletproof whiteboard from Hardwire Armor Systems, sold to schools to prevent school shooting deaths: $399 plus shipping and handling

Price of a 20″x36″ bulletproof blanket from Protecht, sold to schools to prevent school shooting deaths: $1,011.49

Chance anyone out of elementary school could fit under one of these: 0%

Probability that your child will be killed in school in the United States: 1 in 3.8 million

Number of people saved in 2015 from a U.S. school shooting by using a bulletproof whiteboard: 0

Number of people saved in 2015 from a U.S. school shooting by using a bulletproof blanket: 0

zero. 0. zed. zip. nada. nil.

4 thoughts on “By the Numbers: Bulletproof Blankets and Whiteboards in 2015”

  1. John says:

    number of gun related deaths by criminals that could be avoided if more law abiding citizens carried weapons: number undeterminable due to ignorant democratic liberal Americans that think taking away our right to protect ourselves is actually going to stop morons from killing other people.

    1. Jim Cook says:

      You might be interested to know I support the second amendment to the Constitution.

      That does not equate supporting bullshit products being peddled to schools by military contractors on the basis of hyped up fears.

      It also does not equate believing that more guns equals more safety.

      1. John says:

        The problem isn’t the entreprenuer who capitalizes on current trends, and culture shifts. The problem is with the one who thinks that government is the solution. The government runs, and controls the public schools. I would be willing to bet that none of those products was sold to a private school. As for your final comment my reply is that just as unknowable the outcome of more guns may produce a negative outcome, so to is the possibility that by taking them from people may cause a worse situation than our current one. I do know one thing, taking the guns won’t stop people from finding new (and maybe worse) ways of committing their atrocities. Especially not a group of people that have publicly declared a jihad on all westerners. Instead of putting the blame on the gun, put it on the people doing it. You guys are smart… I’m sure there has to be another way of dealing with this issue that doesn’t involve taking away our rights, and freedoms in the name of security.

        1. Jim Cook says:

          It’s not unknowable. You can systematically study the effect of a higher gun supply on rates of violence… Or at least you could, if Republicans hadn’t banned the use of government funds for any such studies. Which they have.

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