The Washington Post describes how sales of these items are booming since the Newtown murders. Here’s an excerpt:
At least half a dozen companies sell bulletproof backpacks and vests for children, and since the country’s second-worst school shooting, they say business has greatly increased. In Arizona, a body armor manufacturer called Amendment II says sales of its bulletproof children’s backpacks — Avengers for boys, Disney princesses for girls — have risen more than 500 percent. Black Dragon Tactical, a survivalist company in New Hampshire, is promoting armored backpack inserts on its Facebook page.
“Arm the teachers, in the meantime, bulletproof the kids,” Black Dragon said on its Facebook page Sunday. “These panels fit into most common backpacks.”
Yes, by all means arm the teachers. Holy mother of God!
And check out that Black Dragon Facebook page (and feel free to leave a comment). After taking lots of verbal flak, Black Dragon replied to its critics: