Sales of bulletproof backpacks for schoolchildren are through the roof days after a masked gunman´s rampage left 20 kids dead at a Connecticut elementary school. Parents began snapping up the high-tech bookbags Friday, the same day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Elmar Uy of the Massachusetts-based armor company BulletBlocker told the Daily News. In fact, the sudden spike in sales is how Uy, vice president of business operations, found out about the shooting. (Snip) BulletBlocker´s child safety backpack is on sale for $199.99.
Comments: I am resubmitting another story on this because it has a whole lot of pictures and a video. Would this backpack make you feel safe or just plain lucky? I still think that giving to a loved one is akin to child abuse as to scare them daily by having it.
Yes, the same old baloney from the other day - sales are, we´re told, "through the roof", up 500% we´re told, but they don´t release any actual sales figures. Which means they may have sold 5 of these things last year, then 25 this year. There´s your 500% increase.
And this, FTA:
In fact, the sudden spike in sales is how Uy, vice president of business operations, found out about the shooting.
Really? What - does this Uy character live under a rock? On the moon? I call ´baloney´.
Those supposedly "bulletproof" backpacks would not have helped the child victims at the school in Connecticut as they clearly had no time to react, and their backpacks were probably in their lockers when the crazy man started shooting.
They are just scaring the parents, and children, as mass shooting incidents like occurred in Connecticut are in reality very rare. Chances are better that a person would be hit by lightening then ever become a school shooting victim. Besides you can bet that there are going to be armed trained police officers in all the schools from now on.
Good question #1. I assure you that the moon gets the latest CNN and MSNBC news feeds so the answer must be the rock thing. So is this the start of our little ones going to school in full battle armor? How about a Kevlar bubble for our kids? I still think the answer is an armed guard in each school or armed teachers, or both. Nobody from TSA need apply.
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god of irony, 12/21/2012 2:29:25 PM (No. 9078177)
It would be banned in a lot of schools because the require clear backpacks.
How much do these things weigh? I´m picturing Ralphie´s little brother, Randy, in that scene from A Christmas Story where he falls down in the snow wearing a snowsuit--and he can´t get up. Stupid. How about one of those bomb suits, while you´re being silly!
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