Fox News writer: the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a … cannon

Fox News writer: the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a … cannon

Fox News has presented a new idea for dealing with school shootings: using cannons to blow up walls and create openings for kids to escape. This is not the Onion. Allison Barrie, a defense specialist, profiled the BCB Wall Breaker, which uses air pressure to fire objects, for Fox News : Fired from this amazing cannon, ordinary water bottles become powerful tools to save the lives of children in active shooter school attacks. Imagine students barricaded in classrooms with no way to escape. The shooter is roaming the hallways. The only exit is the door to the hallway. If students tried to escape via the hallway, they could be greatly at risk. Outside the school building, police could roll up these water cannons and quickly punch holes in the walls of every classroom providing large escape holes. If students have been wounded, first responders can use the hole to accelerate access to medical care. In both these instances, escape and medical care for wounded, seconds are vital and can mean the difference between life and death. Barrie cautioned that the cannons can use different kinds of ammunition depending on the situation. So a water cooler bottle might be used on classroom walls to avoid hurting children. But in other circumstances, “another material might be chosen for an empty gymnasium when the objective is tearing down a wall to allow a large force to enter as rapidly as possible.” There is a lot going on here. For one, it is […]

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