Global terrorism does not sleep, and, being a bit on the big fronts, goes to guerrilla tactics. It is no exaggeration to say that today the shots can be heard anywhere in the world and the goal will certainly be insecure people. If the enemy is armed with military weaponry, many of our familiar interior as a shelter is not good, but if you house broke thug with a standard 9-mm pistol, the chances of survival are.
Edition of Popular Mechanics conducted a study which household items can stop the bullet of the attacker, for lack of body armor on hand. Dr. Carl Chang, an engineer on the defense of DuPont Kevlar Ballistic Group at a disappointed – most types of furniture will not do. In the couch, in the fridge a lot of voids in relation to the material, so the resistance of the pool they will not have. But the shelf of conventional paper books may become a life-saving barrier.
Do not hide behind a plasterboard wall or a wooden door, and if you find yourself in the restroom, then go in the bathroom and not squat for a washing machine. To climb in the wardrobe with clothes is a bad idea, but storage space is good as bulletproof bunker in proportion to the amount of rubbish lying there. Important is not the material of which things are made, and its amount and location.
It seems that heavy cast iron pan similar to the plates in a police vest, but a 9-mm bullet easily breaks. But the thick 8-lb. bag cat litter tray – no, a piece of lead gets stuck in the ground and quickly loses kinetic energy. A thick paper book on 1000 pages useless against bullets, but if you put another of the same, there is a chance to get rid of just a bruise.