Who, what why: How many buildings have bullet-proof windows?

Date: 18 November 2011
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk

Date: 18 November 2011

A man has been arrested after shots were fired near the White House. One of the bullets was apparently stopped by protective glass.

How many other buildings have bullet-proof windows?

There is no such thing as bullet-proof glass. Industry experts all stress that it is not possible to make windows that provide complete protection from gunfire.

"Only our name is bullet-proof," says Ken Sampson, owner and founder of United States Bullet Proofing Inc.

"The term we prefer is bullet-resistant. They can always come back with a bigger gun."

Demand for Mr Sampson's products has "quadrupled" over the past two years, he says, as the US economy has turned sour.

Read more: www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15762682

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