After so many high-profile school shootings in America during the past decade, schools are still fighting efforts to allow teachers to carry firearms into school. However, some teachers have been taking action to think up smart, life-saving ways for keeping their students safe. Celisa Edwards, a 7th-grade teacher from Dacula, Georgia, who was so distrubred by the Sandy Hook Elementary that she was inspired to invent a device to stop intruders from entering classrooms. Read More
There was a time when no nobleman worth his serfs would be without a full suit of armor. But, in 2014, chain mail and steel gauntlets aren’t exactly the “in” thing. What’s a modern guy or gal to do to protect ourselves against a world of projectiles? Enter Miguelo Romano, a Brooklyn-based brand that designs “armored clothing.” Miguelo Romano’s e-shop offers two separate categories of protective gear: There’s the disturbing-sounding “anti-ballistic” collection, and the, well, equally disturbing-sounding “cut-resistant” clothing. The brand incorporates state-of-the-art fabrics into normal-looking hoodies and polos, and shoppers can choose their “Protection Level” as easily as they choose their color and size. Read More
“They (the U.S. military) had pretty much all the budgets that they wanted,” said Rod Reum, CEO of Vancouver’s Mission Ready Services Inc.
“You would literally have some (body armour) vests that would come in that would have maybe a small item that would need repair and it would just be replaced. And the same thing with some of the gear (that) just seemed to be too dirty to clean.” Read More
Law360, New York (August 29, 2014, 5:31 PM ET) — The federal government on Friday pressed a Washington, D.C., federal judge to force Honeywell International Inc. to comply with additional discovery requests and to open its manufacturing facility up for inspection in a long-running False Claims Act case stemming from sales of defective body armor.
In a memorandum supporting a motion to compel, U.S. officials said Honeywell is holding up proceedings by repeatedly thwarting the government’s attempts to take five more depositions, to inspect Honeywell’s shield-manufacturing facility in Virginia, and to obtain manufacturing documents for its… Read More
“We think of ourselves as an eccentric company,” said Ed Burke, CEO of Bullet Blocker, which makes and sells bulletproof vests, body armor, bullet-resistant clothing and tactical gear. “We have fun here.” Read More
The money will help departments in Steuben County, Watkins Glen and 12 other law enforcement agencies in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier purchase about 175 of the vests. Read More