Sales Of Bulletproof Backbacks Soar After Shooting
SALT LAKE CITY — A company in Utah’s bulletproof backpacks and child-size body armor sales have “skyrocketed” in the aftermath of the deadly school shooting in Connecticut, sister station KSTU-TV reported.
Amendment II said the concept began “after things happened at schools” and has been in business for several years. However, the backpacks and pint-size body armor were originally only supposed to be available at gun shows.
“Our armor was being bought to protect people, the ‘preppers,’ is the term,” the Chief Operating Officer said of those who would typically buy it for personal use. “At this point, it’s transcended to everyone. Anyone who’s sending out a child into the world, seeing what can happen now, they want to protect their children.”
The company insists they have not capitalized on the recent shooting. The demand has already overloaded the company’s website.
The backpacks retail between $150 to $300.