posted on Apr, 4 2008 @ 03:00 AM
Even in the city of London, why would you need bullet proof clothing? Is it really that bad? Is it a proverbial war zone?
I read the article and I'm left thinking...
Shouldn't we be thinking about how to stop people shooting each other?
If idiots have bullet proof clothing and access to guns aren't we just going to see more shootings? The fear of return fire actually killing you
being diminished, not that the kind of muppets that would shoot people have much of it in the first place.
The £300 "Defender" top will stop 9mm Magnum handgun bullets, according to the developer, which also makes slash-proof vests.
Barry Samms, who owns the Romford firm, has denied targeting teenage gang members with the invention.
Mr Samms said the hoodie was primarily aimed at US customers concerned about gun violence in their country.
So any takers, that's around $600 for a bullet proof top, that is not aimed at gang members and psychopathic collage students!
Or am I getting it all wrong?
Is this a good thing that will allow normal people to feel safer when out on the streets, which are obviously not a safe place to be these days.
Or is this just another way to squeze a few more dollars/pounds from the scared masses?
It really dosen't sit well with me that the general public would need this, what the hell is wrong with the world?