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US Shooting Spurs Bulletproof Backpack Sales
Sky News ^

Posted on 12/20/2012 6:29:54 AM PST by Sub-Driver

US Shooting Spurs Bulletproof Backpack Sales

Nervous parents are buying protective rucksacks for their children after last week's deadly Connecticut school shooting.

Sales of bulletproof backpacks have soared in the days after the shootings of 20 young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.

One company, Amendment II, sells Avengers and Little Mermaid-themed bags for boys and girls respectively, with integrated protective armour inserts.

"Sewn into the rear of the pack, you can always be confident that the armour hasn't been accidentally left at home and that you or your child are protected in case of the unthinkable," the company promises.

Other companies have also seized the moment to push sales. Prices range from $150 (£92) to almost $500 (£308).

BulletBlocker claims to have sold around 40 per day since last Friday's massacre. Amanda Curran, daughter of Bullet Blocker inventor Joe Curran, opens a child's bulletproof backpack to reveal the bulletproof panel inside, outside Curran's home in Billerica The makers say bulletproof panels inside the bags could save lives

"Light, easy to use, it is as big as a book," says Elmar Uy, vice president at the New Hampshire company.

"We don't guarantee anything. It is just peace of mind, security for parents."

Devin Standard says his company, Black Dragon Tactical, has been selling 30 "ballistic panels" a day.

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Oh for crying out loud..........
1 posted on 12/20/2012 6:29:57 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I doubt even 1 child will be spared a bullet because of this stupid thing.


2 posted on 12/20/2012 6:34:27 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I know. How friggin’ absurd. Most of the schools I can think of the kids put up their back packs when they get to school so unless they are caught in a crossfire on the way to school folks are pretty much wasting their money. But, if it makes the FEEL good what the heck. Whats next? Up-armored school busses? Of course the bad guys might get the aclu involved because they are at a disadvantage when trying to carry out their job. That being some heinous act. Their feeling might be hurt. Welcome the PSA. (Pansy States of America)

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3 posted on 12/20/2012 6:37:43 AM PST by rktman
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To: Sub-Driver

If I really thought my child needed one of these, I’d relocate.

And if the backpack deflects bullets, could it also be responsible for injuring other children with the ricochets?


4 posted on 12/20/2012 7:02:16 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: OrangeHoof

I bet they weigh a ton too Kevlar isn’t light


5 posted on 12/20/2012 7:07:27 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Sub-Driver

Was it P.T. Barnum that said, a sucker is born every minute?

Kudos to the capitalist guy making money. On another note my 13 year old’s backpack weighs about 30 pound already.


6 posted on 12/20/2012 7:24:54 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Sub-Driver

“There’s a sucker born every minute” - PT Barnum


7 posted on 12/20/2012 7:27:01 AM PST by ryan71 (Water, food and ammo.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Meanwhile, most schools have banned opaque backpacks...

...so kids can't bring weapons into school.

8 posted on 12/20/2012 7:27:01 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Sub-Driver

With several text books in the backpack, wouldn’t any old backpack be inherently bulletproof?


9 posted on 12/20/2012 8:13:54 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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