Skip to comments.Bulletproof Backpack Sales Are Up, Sadly
Posted on 12/18/2012 3:17:38 PM PST by Daffynition
Well here's some more depressing news: Mother Jones's Tim Murphy has the full story of why adults are stocking up on backpacks lined with "carbon nanotube armor" in the wake of the Newtown massacre. "I can't go into exact sales numbers, but basically we tripled our sales volume of backpacks that we typically do in a monthin one week," Derek Williams, president of Amendment II, one manufacturer in an entire sad micro-industry of extra-safe backpacks, told Murphy.
And it's terribly sad that parents thinking that these backpacks are a good idea and even more depressing that these things might actually serve a purpose. At one point in our history an ad like this one, from Bullet Blocker (
Another bulletproof backpack company, Bullet Blocker, has the following ad, which might have seemed as exploitative as it is depressing, but in light of Newtown, it's not that far off:
(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticwire.com ...
Run a whole fashion line. The sales in Chicago would make them filthy tax targets.
Do you wear them over your face?
The whole notion that a BP will save the life of a child makes no sense. Kids do not wear their packs while in their classrooms.
I have known of Sped kids who are allowed for attachment reasons to weat their BP that contains a teddy bear or their *blankie* especially at the beginning of a new school year to ease them into transition....but they are weened off of it.
A hood rat wouldn’t have a backpack...they’d be laughed off the block by other gangbangers who think he’s a geek....but your nation has merit, especially done up with gang colors.
The best assurance a parent could have is for them to *insist* that specially trained teachers be allowed to carry.
“The best assurance a parent could have is for them to *insist* that specially trained teachers be allowed to carry.”
I think what worries the teacher’s union is the FBI background check. That said, if you cant trust a teacher with a gun, why would you trust them with a kid?
Where can I find them for my Grandkids.
company is called amendment II.. The back packs are 300 each.
The question you should be asking yourself is “why should I have to buy these?” then take it up with your grand kids school to address the answer.
Backpacks are already bullet proof if you just put books in them.
We've all seen the armed teachers in Israel.
The same rules for criminal background checks do not seem to apply to elected officials [heh].
You might find a link at the source link above.
I have seen on Ebay vendors that sell kevlar remnants, I bought some to sew into the knees of my motorcycle pants.
A smart person could to some small degree alter your children’s clothing by adding such ballistic material, I will not say it will be bullet resistant as we all know (or some anyway) nothing is truly bulletproof and easily wearable.
But in a backpack panel, in their coat combined increases their chance of survival. Survival greatly increases if the dammed school allows armed teachers of course. Just wait and see some looney next will commandeer a loaded school bus next. Drivers should also be armed.