Sales of bulletproof backpacks have gone up 300% recently as parents prepare their kids to go back to school. With the latest mass shootings on everyone’s minds, parents are being extra cautious, but at such a cynical cost.
2019 in America. Disney-themed bullet-proof armour to put in your child’s backpack. “This insert provides ballistic protection from handgun fire and can stop multiple rounds.”— Mark Graham (@geoplace) August 6, 2019
When it comes to gun control, the country has collectively lost its mind. pic.twitter.com/7fmEtC7RJ2
“We always see spikes in sales in the days or weeks after shootings. Our demographic is parents with kids…It’s a real morbid niche,” Steve Naremore, CEO of Houston-based TuffyPacks said.
These bulletproof backpacks are made with the same material as police body armor. They are selling to parents for $100 to $500.
The very fact that bulletproof backpacks are even in existence, forces families to confront such a horrible reality. There are now active shooter drills in schools, teachers have to take extra training and precautions to prepare, and some schools have teachers carrying firearms in their classrooms.