Rising Threats to Government Officials Require Greater Protective Measures |

PORT SAINT LUCIE, Fla., June 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Since the attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, the number of threats against government officials has steadily increased. Until additional security measures are implemented, the immediate need to protect government officials remains. One solution involves the integration of security rooms or security modules in buildings where officials work or congregate. National Safety Shelters Security Modules provide instant access to near-absolute protection, are assembled on-site, and require no additional maintenance or running costs.

Members of Congress continue to report negative emotional reactions following the events of January 6, 2021 (https://thefulcrum.us/Government/Congress/capitol-security) and incidents like the unauthorized Supreme Court Roe v. Wade document continue to fan the flames of discontent that many officials fear could lead to violence against judges and their families, as was recently the case with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

There are 535 members of Congress and 1,770 judges who make up the federal government of the United States. At the state level, there are 50 governors plus 7,383 state legislators and approximately 30,000 state judges. Not everyone will agree with a judge’s decision or support the laws enacted at the local and federal levels. However, over the past five years, more than 4,000 cases of threats against federal judges, including death threats, have been reported. This is a 400% increase over previous years, with some of these threats ending in acts of violence.

According to data provided by Capitol Police, threats against members of Congress hit an all-time high in 2021. While these continued threats affect both sides of the political spectrum, it has been 15 years since the last upgrade of the judicial security. Some judges are breaking with tradition and publicly calling on lawmakers to better protect public officials.

Originally designed to protect students from security threats in the classroom, National Security Shelter Security Pods provide protection from acts of violence without limiting general public access to government buildings. , a primary goal of many elected officials. [ https://www.npr.org/2021/05/20/998535467/from-trauma-counselors-to-fencing-whats-in-the-house-passed-capitol-security-bill ]. They are wheelchair accessible and can be adjusted to fit rooms or spaces of different sizes to protect from one to a dozen or more people, depending on particular needs. Their bolt-on design allows them to be easily moved to a new location later, if needed. The only moving component is the door, virtually eliminating the need for costly maintenance, repairs or upgrades. Installation typically takes two to four hours, although this time may vary depending on the size of the unit.

A unique feature of the security pods offered by National Safety Shelters is the top material used. Made from military-grade ballistic steel (MIL-DTL-46100) rated by the National Institute of Justice as Level III protection, these security lugs prevent penetration by handguns, shotguns and high-powered semi-automatic rifles, including the AR-15. and AK-47 assault rifles. This material is designed to ensure the safety of those it protects.

Natural ventilation holes ensure occupants can stay inside safely until help arrives, and optional bullet-proof windows in the doors help prevent claustrophobia. National Safety Shelters security pods provide a centralized location for protection and access by law enforcement or emergency medical personnel.

“Our safety shelters are made in the USA and constructed with carefully selected, high-quality materials that provide near-absolute protection and peace of mind,” says Dennis Corrado, president of National Safety Shelters. “They are easy to install, can be adjusted to fit the available space, are mobile and most importantly, they work. Plus, there are no operating or maintenance costs. They offer the both protection and a sense of security without any long-term issues. operating costs.”

Visit www.nationalsafetyshelters.com for more information on how National Safety Shelters security modules can protect your institution, facility or business.

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