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Nashville Bombing – How Armor Glass protects from Level 2 explosion

This is a video of the Nashville bomb blast – blowing out the glass windows with the blast pressure wave, turning a peaceful scene into hell instantly.

There is a way to protect yourself from this.

Armor Glass security film is applied to the glass and bonded to the frames with a special sealant. It is rated for a Level 2 explosion. It is “armoring the glass” you have. In a bomb blast, hurricane-force winds, or tornado impact, the film contains the broken glass. The structural sealant bonding anchors it to the window frame.

In other words, if people were inside this building when the blast hit and Armor Glass film was on the windows and doors, they could have survived —  instead of being shredded with glass as this video demonstrates.

That is why this same security film was put on the Pentagon and all federal buildings after 911, starting in 2002. They wanted the blast protection and the same film is still working today. We use it for hurricane and burglar protection as well and for school shooters.

While this blast remains a mystery at the time of this writing, the video does show vividly why our special security film is needed on every pane of glass in the country to save lives and property. It is affordable, unlike armored glass that no one can afford. Once the walls are breached by the blast wave, no one inside has a chance; the instant pressurization will raise the roof and blow out walls, just like what happens when a hurricane or tornado breaches your glass.

With Armor Glass security film on your weakest link, you are a lot safer 24/7/365 than without it.

For more info and videos of it in action:

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Mystery of the Nashville Bombing – An RV with a Recording?

Emergency personnel work near the scene of an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. Buildings shook in the immediate area and beyond after a loud boom was heard early Christmas morning.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

This Nashville bombing horror reminds me of the Oklahoma City bombing a domestic terrorist did – Tim McVeigh. That was in the ’90s. Then came 911 and I was on TV for a few years as a terrorism analyst until incorporating Armor Glass to provide security. Since then, our foreign threats have subsided and domestic ones have gone up.

But this bombing was strange – it went off early on Christmas , 6:30 a.m. when almost no one would be on the streets since it was parked next to the ATT building facing a row of deserted bars at that hour.  Police report the RV bomb had a recording warning that it would explode “in 15 minutes.” So killing a lot of people doesn’t seem to be the motive.

Someone called 911 before the explosion to say “Shots fired” – probably to draw in the police since no shots were fired. What the hell purpose does this bombing serve? Was the AT&T building it was parked next to the intended target? Not since the IRA bombing in Northern Ireland has a terrorist given warning of a bombing. In Northern Ireland, someone would call the police and say: “We are going to set off a car bomb in two minutes.” I met a guy from N. Ireland who told me, “when you heard the siren, you ran away from the windows as fast as possible, because they would spray glass to kill people.”  This incident had an RV with a recording.

Without any real evidence (yet) but it’s my educated guess this will prove to be a domestic act by an American, not a foreign one like Al Qaida. Just like Oklahoma City. But who? The FBI is now in charge of finding out.

Ironically, I was just in Nashville in February at a national meeting (before we knew about covid) regarding our security film product that goes on the glass to keep it from blowing out during a hurricane, break-in…or a Level 2 explosion. I stayed in a hotel near this bomb site. Its windows most likely blew out from the blast wave along with the 20 or so damaged buildings. Our security film would have prevented the flying glass and empty frames that dozens of building owners now face.

A tornado raised hell destroying parts of downtown Nashville a week after our February meeting. Until then, and now, I never suspected there was this great need for our protection in this quiet little town.

How strange is that? No place is safe. That seems to be the message.

Stay tuned for updates on this page.

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Below: Michael Fjetland, Terrorism Analyst, Sept 11, 2001

 

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Armoring Your Building (Schools etc) from SHOOTERS – Armor Glass Ballistics Test

Yesterday, Armor Glass conducted ballistics test of a couple windows on which we installed Armor Glass security film. 

Compare the results to the photos below of what happened at Sandy Hook that had no armor glass protection on its windows. 

You will notice that the result is similar to the shooting in Chattanooga in which film like Armor Glass saved the people at the first attack site. 

Photos show that –despite numerous shots into the windows– he was unable to penetrate the building to reach the people inside.  Normally a couple shots will blow out glass, leaving an empty frame – like at Sandy Hook.  So he gave up and went to a second place in his car where people were caught outside and killed.

We made it into a short video (2 1/2 minutes) to show you what happens.  Note that is does NOT stop the bullet but it does prevent the glass from blowing out after a couple of shots.

WHY is this important? Look at this photo from Sandy Hook elementary school. It shows that the glass was shot out next to the door – the shooter was inside in less than a second.

 The chilling view of the breached window from the INSIDE of the school…

 Now compare the Sandy Hook glass to Armor Glass after being shot numerous times:

 
Here is a close up…

 That may not impress you but it SAVED LIVES just a couple days ago by keeping an ISIS-inspired shooter from entering this recruiting center in Chattanooga. 


Here is the video – 2 1/2 minutes…

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