Police test vendora s wares - at gunpoint

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After firing 93 rounds in a test, local law enforcement personnel seemed convinced that the body armor manufactured by an Alabama company would stop a bullet.
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ricochet rabbit

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#21
Jan 9, 2011
 
scooter, you want more gun laws in vt. you said so your self. that makes you anti gun. are you pro gun now? do you own a handgun now scooter?

“Proud American and Vermonter”

Since: Feb 09

Bennington

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Jan 9, 2011
 
ricochet rabbit wrote:
scooter, you want more gun laws in vt. you said so your self. that makes you anti gun. are you pro gun now? do you own a handgun now scooter?
What I have said is that I would like to see the gun show loophole closed. If that makes me anti gun then fine. But in noway would I ever support a bill that tells a law abiding citizen they can not own a firearm. Except for the ban on assault weapons, I would bring that back. Do I own a gun, no. But when I go to NC to visit my dad and brother we love to go skeet shooting and I use use one the two shotguns my brother owns. I do not hunt so I see no need to own a gun. Again if that makes me anti gun, then fine.
ricochet rabbit

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Jan 9, 2011
 
Scott05201 wrote:
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What I have said is that I would like to see the gun show loophole closed. If that makes me anti gun then fine. But in noway would I ever support a bill that tells a law abiding citizen they can not own a firearm. Except for the ban on assault weapons, I would bring that back. Do I own a gun, no. But when I go to NC to visit my dad and brother we love to go skeet shooting and I use use one the two shotguns my brother owns. I do not hunt so I see no need to own a gun. Again if that makes me anti gun, then fine.
what about vermont's concealed carry laws scott? are you ok with every one over 21 with a pic id in vermont having a loaded pistol in their pocket all most every where, even as they drive?

“Proud American and Vermonter”

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Jan 9, 2011
 
ricochet rabbit wrote:
<quoted text>what about vermont's concealed carry laws scott? are you ok with every one over 21 with a pic id in vermont having a loaded pistol in their pocket all most every where, even as they drive?
I could care less if someone wants to drive around with a pistol in their car. As for carrying a weapon (concealed or not) into a public place I say hell no. And again if that makes me anti gun then fine.
G-Rod

Bennington, VT

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Jan 9, 2011
 
I personally think a police department should be able to purchase anything they want or need to keep their officers safe and get them home to their families at the end of their shifts.

“ESSAYONS”

Since: Mar 09

Bennington, VT

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Jan 9, 2011
 
ricochet rabbit wrote:
i guess bpd don't know that 9mm bullets will ricochet off of car door spars, steering wheels, shifting levers, nuts, bolts and springs. they didn't even stand back 25 feet. even with soft lead 22. bullets, steel can throw lead 20 feet with deadly force. and shooting a high power rifle at steel at close range is stupid. the rifle bullet that missed the plate and the rifle bullet that ricocheted off the plate went a mile or so before stopping. this information about bullet energy can be found on the out side of any box of bullets. and scooter you don't know any thing about guns or gun safety so your opinon is worthless.
Aah my dear Mr Rabbit. It sounds to me like you have no clue about what you're talking about. Apparently you've never heard of "energy dissipation". Let me explain. When a small arms weapon is fired, the projectile can travel more than a mile. Unless the projectile hits something, then the energy behind the projectile is mostly dissipated or absorbed by the object it has struck. And yes, these small arms projectiles do tend to fragment upon impact with a solid objects such as steel, rocks,etc. But the energy behind the fragments is not enough to carry it any where close to a mile away. And if you wish to accuse me of not knowing what I'm talking about, then so be it, have fun. But let me inform you that I spent 8 years as a US Army small arms specialist and instructor. I just might know what i'm talking about.
ricochet rabbit

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Jan 9, 2011
 
Native to New Hampshire wrote:
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Aah my dear Mr Rabbit. It sounds to me like you have no clue about what you're talking about. Apparently you've never heard of "energy dissipation". Let me explain. When a small arms weapon is fired, the projectile can travel more than a mile. Unless the projectile hits something, then the energy behind the projectile is mostly dissipated or absorbed by the object it has struck. And yes, these small arms projectiles do tend to fragment upon impact with a solid objects such as steel, rocks,etc. But the energy behind the fragments is not enough to carry it any where close to a mile away. And if you wish to accuse me of not knowing what I'm talking about, then so be it, have fun. But let me inform you that I spent 8 years as a US Army small arms specialist and instructor. I just might know what i'm talking about.
please read the article.the they(t.t.) shot a high power rifle at this bed roll with a plate in it and missed the plate. i bet it was not a .223 rifle t.t. was shooting. more like a 458 lott! just trust me folks you will never see me shooting at my old car with my 45-70 gov. that 405 grain bullet don't fall apart and can kill at a very low speed, even a ricochet.
ricochet rabbit

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Jan 9, 2011
 
Scott05201 wrote:
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I could care less if someone wants to drive around with a pistol in their car. As for carrying a weapon (concealed or not) into a public place I say hell no. And again if that makes me anti gun then fine.
yes scott, that makes you anti gun. in vt. a place with no state gun laws to speak of. you might want to move over here to ny. we got a lot of gun laws here!

“Proud American and Vermonter”

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Jan 9, 2011
 
ricochet rabbit wrote:
<quoted text>yes scott, that makes you anti gun. in vt. a place with no state gun laws to speak of. you might want to move over here to ny. we got a lot of gun laws here!
Now why would I do something as stupid has moving to NY. I moved back to VT from NC because I love being able to call VT home.
ricochet rabbit

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Scott05201 wrote:
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Now why would I do something as stupid has moving to NY. I moved back to VT from NC because I love being able to call VT home.
i knew it!your a flatlander! scooter, why would you move back to vermont and then want to change it with your anti concealed carry laws and your trafic circle stuff? you should have told mom to move to lathem not bennington. you are a real new yorker not a real vermonter. come to the other side scooter we love change in ny.

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Jan 10, 2011
 
ricochet rabbit wrote:
<quoted text>i knew it!your a flatlander! scooter, why would you move back to vermont and then want to change it with your anti concealed carry laws and your trafic circle stuff? you should have told mom to move to lathem not bennington. you are a real new yorker not a real vermonter. come to the other side scooter we love change in ny.
If you knew me you would know why I moved to NC. FYI, my mom lives in Fla. Again me move to NY, hell no you can keep it.
GrnMtnBoy

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#33
Jan 10, 2011
 
Boy. One expert after another.

Read up on what causes a ricochet.

VT has the 2nd lowest crime rate in THE COUNTRY. Ask yourself WHY. We also have basically only fed gun laws.

Gun show loop holes? Have you ever been to one?

I support BPD buying these. They need to be equiped to protect themselves and willing to protect us.

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Bennington, VT

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Jan 10, 2011
 
ricochet rabbit wrote:
<quoted text>please read the article.the they(t.t.) shot a high power rifle at this bed roll with a plate in it and missed the plate. i bet it was not a .223 rifle t.t. was shooting. more like a 458 lott! just trust me folks you will never see me shooting at my old car with my 45-70 gov. that 405 grain bullet don't fall apart and can kill at a very low speed, even a ricochet.
Maybe you should read the article again. They shot a high powered rifle at the vest, not the bedroll. "The VEST Armorshield produces was strapped to a wooden mannequin torso, the front of which was covered in clay."

"Carter also showed the departments a prototype armor plate the company has recently patented, that can be slid into the VEST to make it resistant to more powerful weapons, such as assault rifles. Game Warden Travis Buttle, of Shaftsbury, volunteered to fire a high caliber rifle into the plate. He fired three shots, his third grazing the underside of the plate. It was the only time the vest was pierced by a bullet."

So again you've proven nothing.
LSU

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Jan 10, 2011
 
Scott05201 wrote:
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If you knew me you would know why I moved to NC. FYI, my mom lives in Fla. Again me move to NY, hell no you can keep it.
Mom and I are very happy here in Florida Scooter, thanks again for introducing us!

“Congrats to Green Bay”

Since: Jun 08

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Jan 11, 2011
 
Native to New Hampshire wrote:
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Maybe you should read the article again. They shot a high powered rifle at the vest, not the bedroll. "The VEST Armorshield produces was strapped to a wooden mannequin torso, the front of which was covered in clay."
"Carter also showed the departments a prototype armor plate the company has recently patented, that can be slid into the VEST to make it resistant to more powerful weapons, such as assault rifles. Game Warden Travis Buttle, of Shaftsbury, volunteered to fire a high caliber rifle into the plate. He fired three shots, his third grazing the underside of the plate. It was the only time the vest was pierced by a bullet."
So again you've proven nothing.
Probably confused by the picture which shows Barney firing
into that Super Trooper Blankie.....

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