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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:01 PM

Sales of kids' body armor backpacks rise since Newtown shootings



It might turn your stomach, but it makes a perverse kind of sense that there are companies that produce body armor for kids, specifically designed to protect children from events like last Friday's school shootings in Newtown, Conn. Companies like Amendment II, which makes backpacks (in Disney Princess and "Avengers" designs) built with carbon nanotube armor, have seen sales spike since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary. At least a half-dozen companies make body armor backpacks, many of which use past school shootings in their marketing pitches. If a bulletproof backpack isn't enough protection, Amendment II also sells a children’s tactical vest for "when the unthinkable happens."
http://now.msn.com/bulletproof-backpacks-increase-in-sales-after-newtown-shootings

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Reply Sales of kids' body armor backpacks rise since Newtown shootings (Original post)
sasha031 Dec 2012 OP
HereSince1628 Dec 2012 #1
FLyellowdog Dec 2012 #3
HereSince1628 Dec 2012 #5
frylock Dec 2012 #15
rustydog Dec 2012 #2
Cali_Democrat Dec 2012 #4
HereSince1628 Dec 2012 #6
MattBaggins Dec 2012 #7
sasha031 Dec 2012 #8
HereSince1628 Dec 2012 #9
gollygee Dec 2012 #10
Robb Dec 2012 #11
frylock Dec 2012 #16
Cleita Dec 2012 #12
sasha031 Dec 2012 #13
frylock Dec 2012 #14

Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:04 PM

1. That makes me feel old and sad.

I remember cloth books straps, the school turning out to see the new flag with the 50th star,

Me and the Beav could never have seen this in our worst nightmares.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:56 PM

3. What good would these be when they're hanging on the wall

or in a locker?

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Response to FLyellowdog (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:03 PM

5. True.

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Response to FLyellowdog (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:57 PM

15. or when attacked from the front?

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:41 PM

2. Sick, sick, sick.., school children's kevlar backpacks

WTF America, what went wrong? Kevlar backpacks for schoolkids

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Response to rustydog (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:59 PM

4. Want to know what went wrong?

Venture over to the gungeon where the gun nuts are all about arming teachers and concealed carry permits.

They want more guns.

Everywhere.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:04 PM

6. For conservatives the solution is cut taxes, for gun enthusiast its more guns

the old phrase is when you only have a hammer you have to see every problem as a nail.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:05 PM

7. They are nuts

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:29 PM

8. why does DU even allow the gundeon

Personally I find it so disturbing We live in a culture of violence, I would only hope progressives would find changing this, to be a motivating cause.

As far as body armor for little children, thanks to GOP control from 2000 on, the bullets today would pierce right through the armor.

Perhaps the next brainstorm idea from the nuts, sticking little kids in bulletproof humvees, so that they can get to & from the classroom.
Enlarging the size of rooms & doors in schools throughout the country, that way the hummers can drive right into class everyday, stuffed with students.

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:34 PM

9. Because gun ownership is a great big political wedge issue

and dems have always wanted to blunt it.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:35 PM

10. Well their lockers will be safer then

since that's where most kids' backpacks are during shootings.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:36 PM

11. We parents are naturally fearful and protective.

Talk about playing to our baser instincts. My first thought was to wonder if such a thing would have any chance of protecting my child.

Took a minute for me to get to "society's fucked up."

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Response to Robb (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:58 PM

16. these people are ghouls, preying on the fears of parents like this

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:39 PM

12. When kids have to wear body arm anywhere but in a war zone, say Syria for instance,

there is something really wrong with our priorities. Parents and elected officials across the country need to meet together until they come up with a plan and funding to keep the most vulnerable of our population safe.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:58 PM

13. I couldn't agree with you more Cleita

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:56 PM

14. put on a kevlar vest and a sweater, johnny..

it's cold outside.

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