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Books are not bulletproof

Candidate: Use Textbooks As Shields From School Shooters:

Ok, I’m officially convinced that the Republican Party has gone batshit crazy. Not that the Democrats are any better. This was sent to me by Joker

MINCO, Okla. — One of Oklahoma’s nominees for state superintendent of education has proposed a unique idea for protecting students from outbreaks of violence.

Bill Crozier, a Union City Republican going against incumbent Democrat Sandy Garrett, said he believes old textbooks could be used to stop bullets shot from weapons wielded by school intruders.

Yes, you read that right…

If elected, he said he would put thick used textbooks under every desk for students to use in self-defense.

He had a videotape showing him and others shooting weapons, such as an AK-47 and a 9 mm pistol, at books in a field. They conducted the experiment to see how far bullets would penetrate the books.

Crozier’s experiment began with shots fired at a calculus textbook from an AK-47 Russian-style assault rifle. The shot penetrated two textbooks at once.

“We need to look at protection of young people that sometimes people may think you are a little smarter than everybody else or a higher IQ or whatever. They need to look at what the end result would be,” Crozier said.

However, when the shooters took aim at textbooks with handguns, the books stopped bullets. Crozier said he acknowledges his idea might seem a bit unusual, but he’s sticking with it.

“This would be to protect the children in an immediate situation. This is something that any student, any classroom in the country could do immediately,” he said.

Crozier acknowledged his test was not scientific. Instead, he said, he wanted to demonstrate what might happen if a student used a textbook as protection in the event of a school shooting.

“Not everybody would be saved in that situation, of course. But many of them would, and instead of running away or being lined up … this is a way for the children to fight back,” he said.

Here’s a thought Bill. How about trying to stop the school shootings before they happen? Did you ever think of that? Dumbass.