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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:59 PM

After Newtown, company makes bullet-proof kid clothes

After Newtown, company makes bullet-proof kid clothes
By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 17:29 EST

Miguel Caballero has been making bullet-proof clothes for politicians and other bigwigs for 20 years, but not for kids. The latest US school massacre has changed that.

This year he plans a line for children T-shirts, vests, and combination backpack-vests and geared toward the US market.

Caballero has made good money in his 22-year-old business with a factory on the outskirts of Bogota. He sells around 50,000 garments a year that go for about $2,000 a piece, but the US market had been tough to crack.

Then, after a lone and deranged gunman killed 20 small children and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month in Newtown, Connecticut, he started getting orders from very worried parents.

More:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/02/after-newtown-company-makes-bullet-proof-kid-clothes/

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Judi Lynn Jan 2013 OP
BVictor1 Jan 2013 #1
thesteelgeneral3 Jan 2013 #2
FiveGoodMen Jan 2013 #3
Macoy51 Jan 2013 #4

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:01 PM

1. Mommy! 'These undies are itchy'.

 

Oh dear, that's just the kevlar.

You'll get used to it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:11 PM

2. won't work

being shot with a bullet proof vest on is like getting kicked by a mule.
does anyone really think that a 5 year old will survive getting mule kicked once, let alone 5 times? 5 average number bullets per kid in newtown, which will only get worse, because the sale of machine guns, automated assault guns has increased dramatically.

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Response to thesteelgeneral3 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:03 PM

3. Also: their heads.

Are they going to go to school in bullet-proof burqas?

How creepy would that be?!

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Response to thesteelgeneral3 (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:41 AM

4. Citation Needed

 

"because the sale of machine guns, automated assault guns has increased dramatically."

Do you have any idea of the legal hoops you have to go through to buy a machine gun, or an "automated assault gun"? Not to mention how incredibly expensive it is?


Macoy

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