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NE: Parents Buy Bulletproof Panels in Wake of Florida Shooting
Submitted by: David Williamson

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Joe Leggett of Papillion is sending his kids to school with something new in their backpacks that he hopes they never need: bulletproof panels. He bought the 9-inch-by-12-inch inserts from a Sarpy County security firm and says the $120 panels give his kids a protective edge if a school shooting ever occurs. And they give parents some peace of mind.

Comment by: jac (3/12/2018)
At least this article admits that the panels won't stop a rifle bullet.

Comment by: -none- (3/12/2018)
Tacoma company’s body armor allegedly 10 times better than Kevlar
A new type of body armor might be 10 times more effective than standard Kevlar vests many law enforcement officials wear, according to Steve Kelly of the Tacoma-based company Moor Innovative Technologies (MITgel).
A body armor rating system developed by the National Institute of Justice establishes a scale of zero to 100. The closer to zero, the more bulletproof the body armor is.

“Nobody has ever achieved a zero rating, which means that if you shoot the thing with small arms, it will deflect every round,” Kelly said. “No one’s ever achieved a zero rating and in fact they wouldn’t give one even if they believed

Comment by: -none- (3/12/2018)
it achieved it because they need to have some room for that one error.”

The vest created by MITgel has achieved a V05 rating, Kelly said. That means that only about five percent of all bullets fired at the vest will actually go through it.

“The Kevlar product that everybody is wearing all over the world, is a V50 rating. Basically that means that 50 percent of the time when that thing is fired upon, it will be penetrated as if you were not wearing a vest at all,” Kelly said.

Even when body armor does stop a bullet, the force of the bullet can still harm or even kill the person wearing it.
Another way MITgel’s body armor differs from Kevlar is in its reusability. Kevlar vests must be discarded and replaced after being hit with a bullet.

Comment by: -none- (3/12/2018)

“(The MITgel vest) can be fired upon again and again,” Kelly said.So why aren’t more law enforcement officials and military personnel wearing Mitgel’s technology? Kelly said it’s because of the power the maker of Kevlar products, DuPont, wields within the industry.

“DuPont has a $6 billion a year business selling Kevlar. They’ve got a reason to protect that business, despite knowing full well that they have a V50 rated vest,” he said. “They’re threatened by companies like ours that they know make a better product and that they know protects law enforcement officials and our military better than their product ever could.”

Thanks to the government’s past record, it is unfortunately very predictable that, in spite of the severe penalties mandated, tens of thousands of people will not comply at all (with Bill C-68). A new class of criminal will be created among harmless citizens whose previous lawbreaking may have resulted in nothing more than parking tickets. — Lee Morrison, Canadian Mounted Police

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