While a good guy with a gun remains the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun, local laws and policies don’t always allow for said good guys to be armed in certain locations. These places are commonly known as “gun-free” zones, places in which those who have to live and work are forced to rely on the honor of bad guys to leave their guns elsewhere (not to mention luck, guile, foot speed and local LEO response time). Troy Lowe, a Columbus, Ohio firefighter and SWAT medic, however, figured those relegated to these honor system zones might need more than just a stapler and a prayer to protect themselves in an active shooter situation . . .
That’s why he invented something he calls the Barracuda Intruder Defense System. It’s a steel doohickey — well, a variety of them depending on the door type — intended to allow someone in a lockdown situation to barricade a door from the inside without opening the door and exposing himself to a shooter.
Their site doesn’t give pricing information, but the Barracuda seems to fill a niche created by delusional policies intended to keep everyone safer…policies that actually leave innocents more vulnerable. Still, assuming they’re at all affordable, what can it hurt?
[h/t Dirk Diggler]