No parent - or even citizen for that matter- would ever want any mass shooting to happen to any school in the country ever again. One father, however, feels that in the unwanted and tragic instance that it does, he wants students to be safer. As such, he invented something that might serve as a shield in case of a shooting.
Jason Miller came up with a “Safety Book”, as protection for children. Miller as a father has always wanted to create something “that could improve the odds for any child or person caught in a scary situation” like the deplorable mass shootings in schools.
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A test shows that a bullet from an AR-15 was strong enough to knock down the “Safety Book” to the ground, but upon closer inspection, it could be established that there is no penetration.
Miller said he was further inspired to come out with some bullet-proof protection in such emergency cases as school mass shootings when he saw bulletproof backpacks starting to sell. He thought it was a good product, but his problem was he does not think such product would have helped Parkland High School for instance because the shooter then used a rifle.
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As soon as Miller retired from the blast business, he devoted time to work on his invention. He made completing his dream product his top priority.
He shared of the “Safety Book”: “It gets elastic when the bullet hits, so you get some deformation and de-lamination with enough hits. It’s how it disperses the energy. It spreads it out and slows it down.”
Miller explained that his intention is for children to carry his book just like any other books inside their backpacks, and to use it for protection in case of emergency.
He demonstrates how it is to be used. He said: “Hold it out and get as small as possible behind it.” He added in the description: “It’s all plastic. It’s hard. It’s dense. It gets elastic when the bullet hits.”
The product does not exactly come cheap. It costs about $500 and Miller said he’s also offering payment schemes, even for schools.
He is the first to admit, though, the invention can not offer a 100 percent guarantee against danger. For Miller, what he is offering is just a chance at survival for any child in the unwanted case of an emergency like wild and mad shooting.