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UO student creates bullet-resistant laptop case

The laptop case is primarily effective against handgun threats but is not effective against high powered weapons like hunting or assault rifles.

Posted: Jun. 1, 2018 4:17 PM
Updated: Jun. 1, 2018 4:46 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- After nearly two dozen school shootings and even more violent threats just this year, a University of Oregon student is making sure students can be protected against the unthinkable.

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KEZI spoke with Jesse Jimerson, who owns and founded the company Jimerson Armor LLC.

The first product his company has produced is a bullet-resistant laptop case called the ZipShield. He said he made it because he wanted to have a shield to protect himself against any gun violence. Jimerson said the laptop case is National Institute of Justice IIIA compliant, which means it’s up to the standards required by the government agency that handles technology for law enforcement.

He said it’s made of 48 layers of bullet resistant material known as ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene.

Jimerson said the laptop case is primarily effective against handgun threats and acknowledges that it is not effective against high powered weapons like hunting or assault rifles.

“It's not a perfect solution by any standard,” Jimerson said. “But it is potentially a solution to combat a lot of gun violence and give people safety and confidence and empower them to go about their daily lives without being worried."

Jimerson said other bullet resistant gear can be very expensive, costing well over $300. He said the ZipShield costs $95.

For more information on the ZipShield, click HERE.

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