Apple's New Highland Village Retail Store in Houston Hit by Gunfire

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    Houston NBC affiliate KPRC reports that five businesses along Westheimer Road in Houston were hit by random gunfire early Monday morning, with Apple's new Highland Village retail store being one of the targets.
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    Glass pane left of Apple logo shattered by gunfire (Source: KPRC-TV)
    No one was injured in the shootings, although an employee and a customer at a Valero gas station narrowly escaped the gunfire.

    Article Link: Apple's New Highland Village Retail Store in Houston Hit by Gunfire
     
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    I'm glad no one was hurt.

    Perhaps now is a good time to introduce iVest, an innovative approach to bulletproof clothing.
     
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    Welcome to Texas
     
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    Next thing we know the apple stores will utilize bullet proof glass
     
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    Not exactly bullet proof, but take a look at that photo. The pane may have been shattered, but it's still essentially intact and holding its shape. There was no glass raining down on the street after it got hit by a bullet. That's some strong glass there to absorb that much force. People talk about those huge glass storefronts being dangerous, but clearly they're not.
     
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    That may be a good investment. ;)

    It's Gorilla Glass, of course. :D
     
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    At least the glass didn't break.

    Perhaps this might foreshadow an imminent redesign of Apple retail outlets?
     
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    No dude, this is an isolated incident, and redesigning all Apple retail stores would be ridiculous because of this one incident.
     
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    Not the first time this has happened, actually. A pane of glass at the Sydney Apple Store had to be replaced a few years ago after apparently being struck by a bullet.
     
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    Totally depends on the bullet. While the glass is surely strong, those bullets could have been .22 which are essentially glorified pellets. They could still kill a person at close range, but hit that glass with a .40 or larger and lets see how it holds up.
     
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    I'm glad no one was hurt...But are the iPad's okay?

    Must've been some Android fanboys....

    lol :D
     
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    clearly they don't use that glass in their phones.

    They need to.
     
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    LOL only in America
     
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    Mod note: Please keep the political comments restricted to the Politics, Religion and Social Issues forum.
     
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    is this china? :p
     
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    No, because there is a place to talk politics: here.
     
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    I see what you did there...Separate but equal? ;)

    Frankly I thought the discussion was just getting good.
     
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    Boy, those Android fans can get really testy...
     

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    Building codes do require safety glass at certain heights and in proximity to doors and walking surfaces, but it is not always laminated, necessarily. Based on Apple's storefront system there, that was likely special glass regardless.
     
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    You'll probably find it just has a plastic film on it. They do it in schools to prevent shattering glass in classrooms, its not new, its not fancy, its been done for 30+ years. Pretty much every shop does it.
     
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    Not a very good shot. They missed the apple! :)
     
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    Right, this is very low tech. The glass door to my patio deck shattered into thousands of pieces, and not one slivver fell out of the frame.
     
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    Maybe a customer on his 12th iPad with pink/yellow screen.....
     
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    Not even just close range.. the .22LR is surprisingly effective even at 200-300 yards with a rifle. But either way, that could be a .22 or a .50BMG and you couldn't tell from the picture. It likely went right on through and shattered the glass, but the glass is designed to shatter into a million pieces and laminated (or something of the sort) so it still retains its shape. You could probably put 20 rounds into that window, and short of the points of impact it should remain hanging... but the rounds likely passed right through.
     

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