I bet the guy in Robocop who held the woman he and his friends had been
molesting as a shield wished that the woman's skirt had been made of
bulletproof fibers so that Robocop couldn't have fired right through the
skirt into his grown.
Kevlar is a little expensive.
I'd pick one spot in the home and create a barrier by filling the
wall cavity between the sheet rock with whatever building material I
could find cheap. That could be concrete, bricks, paving stones,
A really nice one would have a 4x6 inch bullet proof glass and right
beneath a steel plate with a hole just big enough for your barrel.
Naw, a 30-06 will go right through blocks. Better use two feet of sandbags
with PSP or railroad ties to hold in place. The ceiling should be at least
four feet of dirt on top of heavy timbers or tree trunks. Build it on the
ground floor. Better set steel gridding out about two feet from the walls
and ceiling to help defeat RPGs and morters. The door is always the weakest
point so don't put one in. Use 20 feet of serpentine entryway instead.
It'll be darned expensive but ya get what ya pay for and ya can't put a
price on safety!
actually every home should have a interior safe room, preferably at
least one foot thick steeel reinforced concrete walls floor and
cieling, with independent battery and generator power, water and food
stocked for a month, and some very good air filters and waste
think bomb shelter. survivalists type set up.
good for civil unrest, panic, food shortage, nuclear accident,
terrorist activities etc etc.
although the OP thought it funny, its really a serious need.
just imagine your drinking water supply suddenly quits after
terrorists do something bad.
anyone really think the feds are up to the challenge?
the national guard has been gutted about half the equiptement and much
of the troops in iraq. with Bush in command do you really think things
will go well?
Almost everyone was in favor of saving the "peace dividend" when the
Soviet Union disbanded.
But still, your complaint might have made sense in 2001, but Bush and
the Rep. majority had 6 years since then to augment the military, and
they haven't even started. Your song is the same, but the audience
went home years ago.
In WWII, the government told the auto makers to make weapons, and they
did, quickly. This time, the Bush administration doesn't want to
interfere with corporations making money, so the soldiers in Iraq had
to scrounge around and make their own humvee armor. Their parents
have to buy them body armor. They've cut appropriations to Veterans'
hospitals, which only the new Democrat majority has started to undo.
All this while Halliburton overcharges for what it provides and
sometimes for things it doesn't provide at all.
I'm sure you'll have a fantasyland answer, so you can have the last
I love how despite the GOP being in control of Congress for 17 years
(until 2006) and in control of the White House for seven and in
control of the SCOTUS for a few years, GOP apologists still want to
cry, "B-b-b-b-ut Clinton...!"
Besides the Dems still bring up the ghost of Reagan when in similar
straights. At least our punching bag has only been out of office for <8
years as opposed to almost 20.
Of course in both cases, it shows the intellectual bankruptcy of
both sides that this passes for political discourse in this day and age.
which ALL still have shootings.
In Australia,ONE guy was making handguns in his home shop by the
100s,police estimate he already had sold 100s before they caught him.
In Japan,one business of the Yakuza is gunrunning.In the UK,the IRA still
has caches of guns not surrendered per their agreement,and their Yardies
gang has machine guns.
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