Sales of bulletproof backpacks for schoolchildren are through the roof days after a masked gunman’s rampage left 20 kids dead at a Connecticut elementary school.

Parents began snapping up the high-tech bookbags Friday, the same day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Elmar Uy of the Massachusetts-based armor company BulletBlocker told the Daily News.

They also sell shields that start at $175 — bulletproof inserts that can slide into backpacks, laptop bags or purses. They add about 20 ounces — it’s just like tossing a bottle of water in your bag, Uy said.

The company has seen a 300% to 400% increase in sales since the tragedy…

Online, reaction to the kiddie armor reflected sadness.

They are now selling bulletproof backpacks for children. What is this world coming to?” wrote Twitter user Courtney C. Jenkins, a pastor in Ohio.

Many called the backpacks a “sad sign of the times.”

“Duck and cover!”

Republicans really miss the Cold War.



  1. Dallas says:

    ““Duck and cover!” Republicans really miss the Cold War.”

    Nice one! LOL

  2. Ya Ya Ya says:

    I’m surprised no one is making Kevlar shirts and pants. Then again, maybe the education system already has Kevlar jump suits in the design stages as school uniforms. (It’s not like a bullet to the head is going to kill anyone or anything.) You gotta start them off early with the “all for one and none for you” Communist/Socialist mind set by making them all dress the same, you know.

    It makes about as much sense as not paying attention to who has a drivers license and a car, who gets to be a cop or even who gets to buy a gun. Oh no! Let’s ignore habitual drunk drivers and other murderous offenders who kill with their cars especially if they are illegal aliens with no “papers”. Let’s fire any police officer who tries to do a better job and by all means ban all the guns! After all, to fear what you don’t understand is perfectly natural and is well within your lib-tard “rights” to try and CONTROL. Now isn’t it? It’s not like people should be held to any degree of responsibility or anything.

    Fools.

    • bobbo, one lib-tard spanking right wing retards for years says:

      Three basic approaches:

      1. Causation. Remove the guns, no more illegal homicides by guns.

      2. Democracy. Put the issue to a vote, live with it. For a long time, gun control/severe restrictions has the majority vote.

      3. Legally. Supreme Court says they can’t be banned but has also allowed gun, clip, and bullet restrictions.

      So—whats not understood?

      • Ya Ya Ya says:

        PEOPLE! You stupid FOOL! PEOPLE are not “understood”!

        It’s impossible to understand SOME PEOPLE! But you can sure as hell look at what ALL people DO!

        But you won’t do that, will you? You actually think that by making some/all guns illegal that it will somehow solve something. Don’t you? Apparently, you don’t know what a BLACK MARKET is!

        All you do when you take guns away from RESPONSIBLE PEOPLE is to create a black market for CRIMINALS! (Not that they weren’t getting them to begin with either.) By banning/limiting you also disarm responsible people from potential PROTECTION too!

        But let’s not go there. Instead, let’s punish all of the INNOCENT law abiding citizens since they all could have prevented the actions one ONE crazy person! (Ya, the reasoning is crazy!) Let’s also fill up our prisons with non-offending drug users and anyone else who dares to try and make a buck without proper “papers” too. But whatever you do, DON’T mess with the “rights” of the criminals or insane people. DON’T punish habitual drunk/aggressive drivers or deport illegal aliens who MURDER U.S. CITIZENS! DON’T hold PEOPLE to any degree of RESPONSIBILITY for what they DO! Because those are LIBERAL VALUES! (Not necessarily Democrat values, although the two do seem to go well together.)

        After all, it’s everyone’s “RIGHT” to always be given another chance. Right? Never mind that some things just can’t be undone or that some people need help exiting reality. People like Charles Manson!

        So here’s where we are. YOU and other like minded individuals won’t even LOOK for the therapist or doctor who may have dropped the ball by not “helping” an otherwise broken malfunctioning 24-year old kid from going postal. I doubt you’d even consider prosecuting the mother if it weren’t for the fact that she’s already dead. You simply won’t look at the fucked up “system” that you and other like minded people helped to create. You refuse to own it when YOU fuck up!

        But you WILL take the OPPORTUNITY like a low life scavenging hyena to promote your own warped sense of values. You will use this tragedy as some kind of REASON to fuck this country up even more up by restricting or banning more TOOLS! because you simply fear what you don’t understand. The horrible part is that you don’t want to even try!

        You refuse to realize that some people are just insane and bound to go off. It’s a law of averages no different than a plan crash or car accident. We can try and impose more safety measures like seat belts and safety bags, and I’m all for that. But not outright banning! That’s crazy after crazy!

        Don’t answer! I already know what you’re going to say. You actually think that a few guns literally got up off the table (like the Adult Swim characters or something), got in a car and drove to sandy Hook Elementary and went off like some kind of smart bomb. Because the solution you offer is in response to that EXACT problem!

        But ask yourself if it would be any different than if it were a suicide terrorist. Because THAT’S what you can EXPECT the next time a crazy person decides to go postal with no gun to grab.

        • bobbo, one lib-tard spanking right wing retards for years says:

          Uhhh….so your answer is to keep guns with 100 bullet clips legal and prosecute the mental health worker who failed to intervene?

          That makes sense.

          • Ya Ya Ya says:

            It’s hard to argue when you have no basis in logic. So just admit it – YOU ARE WRONG!

            And just to be perfectly clear, NO! I didn’t say we should prosecute ANY mental health care worker. Not that at all! But of course, you want to twist it and try to put words in my mouth – pretty much like everyone else you disagree with.

            I said, LOOK for any mental health care worker who possibly let this nut job get away. The object there would be to find out HOW it was allowed to happen and MAYBE – MAYBE! – prosecute IF that kid was IRRESPONSIBLY doped up which in turn caused him to go nuts. Cause if we as a society can do it for a high profile nut job like Michale Jackson then we can sure as hell find out if some other doctor isn’t just as IRRESPONSIBLE with the brain dope. It could even expose other bad practices or poor procedures that need fixing too.

            Like anyone else intelligent enough to look beyond the usual bullshit, I want to know HOW an insane person like that could have fallen through the cracks or possibly have been PUSHED! I’d also like to know why there apparently wasn’t better security and if there weren’t cops nearby as it all happened. I think it might also be time for the cops to maybe consider having their parking lot pow-wow’s at nearby schools more often too (when the schools are open, of course). But we’ll never know any of the answers if we don’t all lay off this bat shit crazy gun argument and ASK!

            …And yes! We should keep those 100 bullet clips legal for RESPONSIBLE PEOPLE! I say, let ANYONE “keep and bear” any weapon they CHOOSE so long as they are RESPONSIBLE with it. I’m glad to see you agree with me on that since it IS written in that goddamn piece of paper we all call The CONSTITUTION!

            But if you don’t like it then I’m sure there are other countries like Iran, North Korea, or even China who would love to have you and your sense of freedom come live there. Hell! Try Cuba and see just how far your values are received THERE!

            You’re nothing but an ignorant puke if you think limiting guns is any sort of answer. That is, unless you’re looking from outside America’s borders.

      • deegee says:

        And just how do you plan to do that successfully?
        The base problem is ‘evil’ (those who would do harm to others). You would need to remove all evil from the world. Are you going to suggest that we all just hold hands around the world and sing and find our inner peace?

        1. It’s worked so well for drugs. Or with alcohol during prohibition.
        Remember the quote about those who don’t learn from the past? Seems to me that you are just repeating it.
        In countries where gun control is much stricter (like Canada, where I am at), knives are the choice for crime and at a substantially higher percentage than guns. Was it Einstein who said that only fools do the same experiment over and over and expect different results? Very fitting, yes?
        Only the law-abiding will turn in their guns if guns are made illegal. Just like drugs, guns can be made in anyone’s basement. Got a pipe, a shotgun shell, and a hammer? There is your gun. Or are you going to start banning hammers now too? (FYI, if you say ban the shotgun shell, I’ve got news for you, that is also very easy to make).

        2. False. Better check your sources on that one. Polls disagree with that, and not to mention the courts would uphold the 2nd to the very end, or you would find the USA in a civil war. And which side would you rather be on in a civil war? The anti’s with no guns, or the right side with all of the guns?

        3. False security and doesn’t fix the actual problem (see #1). But I guess to those with limited reasoning it looks like the ‘people in charge’ are at least doing something, even if it is in reality doing nothing.
        If mags are pinned at 5 rounds, there is nothing stopping a criminal from importing illegal 50 rounders, or drilling the rivet out of pinned 5/30 rounders.
        To kill a bunch of people you only need three or four 5 round magazines, so it takes a couple of seconds longer to do the mass killing while swapping mags. Even just a bolt action can do a lot. Or even just a knife (google all of the China stabbings). Or a bomb (google Bath School, worse than Newtown by far, and with a car bomb).

        These discussions are getting so tiresome. So much fail on the anti side that it hurts. It is difficult to believe that some people are so out of touch with reality. Must be too much MTV, or honey boo-boo.

      • dusanmal says:

        1. Do criminals in countries where there are strong gun bans STILL HAVE guns? Yes. So, in your world only the criminals would be armed and free to do more homicides by guns.
        2. Constitution has clear process to amend it. Yes, put in proper, Constitutional process for gun bans. At this moment chances of such amendment passing: 0.
        3. Supreme Court has took many liberties already. Read the 2nd amendment. No mention of types of guns (they have had many types at the time of writing) or abilities. If anything it clearly states that the main purpose is to form a militia. MILITARY FIGHTING FORCE able to really fight. That part alone makes all gun abilities restrictions unconstitutional. Founders wanted assault weapons proper for waging a war in the hands of the people. No hunting or sport is mentioned. Forming a militia was.

        Now to the article: do bulletproof vests help police and military who find spending a lot of money on them worthy? Yes. So, they’d help children too.

        Finally, as I posted on other gun control thread: consequence of gun ban is in increase of other crime. Dramatic increase. KC vs. Glasgow study: order of magnitude more assaults and rapes. Eliminate legal guns -> more crimes against the weakest in the society as criminals are armed and they know ordinary people are not, hence are easy targets.

        • honeyman says:

          Here in Oz, guns are heavily regulated and yes criminals still have access to guns. However, the chance of being involved in a gun crime is extremely low and any given violent scumbag is unlikely to have a gun. I am not unhappy with this arrangement. Although I cannot buy a gun to protect myself, I don’t feel the need to own a gun for protection.

          On the flipside, here in Victoria you are more likely to be shot by police that by anyone else.

      • MajFauxPas says:

        Remove the guns, *only* illegal homicides by guns.

        fixed.
        Anyone who thinks removing guns ends gun violence hasn’t been to Mexico. Oh, maybe I shouldn’t say that. Here it comes.

  3. MikeN says:

    300 to 400% increase, could be sales have gone from 1 to 5.

  4. Ya Ya Ya says:

    …And as far as the Cold War is concerned;

    As for me, I don’t miss the cold war. I’m glad it’s over. But is it?!

    Could the Communist manifesto still exist and could it still be in the process of being promoted?! Think about that for a minute. Because one only needs to look to Washington and their local State governments for the answer.

    If you ask me, the cold war isn’t in Europe any more. It’s right here in good old U.S.A.! And the fight seems to be with our leaders and the political values that they want to promote.

    So it seems like it’s NOT the Republicans who miss the cold war, it’s the Democrats! I mean, did you really think the second most powerful government on earth would give up all that easy? The players may have changed but the poisonous thinking and warped values seem to be all too well and very much alive.

  5. pedro says:

    The nutball solution to child safety?

    Ban guns so only nutballs can have them

    Yawn!!!

  6. ECA says:

    Lets see..,.
    BAckpack, in the locker..NOT so good..
    Laptop with BP case? Every Kindergarten should have one..
    BP desktop?? Shoot you in the foot..
    BP clothing?? thats TONS of clothing, and have you Ever been shot with JUST CLOTHING PROTECTION?? IT HURTS and can break bones insted.

    So what do we want, a FUlly body suit, and Other oddball accessories?? WOW a better gunman will just shoot you in the head..Cut your throat??

    CAN I suggest something EASIER??
    A DOOR to keep trespassers OUT of the school.

  7. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    Great idea, what concerned parent wouldn’t buy one for their kids?

    But arming select educators and staff must be a top priority…the first responders got there in less than 2 minutes….long after 28 were dead…

    Either the teachers, or security, must be armed to ward off attacks…

    search the archives and see for yourself, shooters target the helpless, those who disarm themselves hoping for the best…not those able to defend themselves.

    • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

      Every progressive who fought to keep guns out of the hands of citizens…has blood on their hands… they created the environment that enables the nutters and criminals, to kill with complete freedom.

      And they kill more with hands and feet than they do with guns…

      Let’s stop the killing, all should carry a concealed weapon.

      • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

        ps: It makes society more civil, when all are carrying.

    • deegee says:

      +1

      We have no problem with armed security guards in our banks.
      We have no problem with armed air marshals on our planes.
      We have no problem with armed cops on our streets.

      Why are some so afraid/opposed to having properly trained people (teachers, staff, etc.) in schools?
      It’s not like they have to be dressed like SWAT or commandos. Simple hidden concealed carry.

      But since ‘guns are so bad’, maybe we should just get rid of all of them, and put “Gun Free Zone” signs in banks, “Hijack Free Zone” signs in airports, and “Gun Free Zone” signs on all of our houses. Right? umm… no.

      • Captain Obvious says:

        The terrorists won. And now they live in Ohio. Americans will get over the illusion that a gun will protect them when they grow a backbone again.

  8. Plumbum says:

    I’ll bet she has a nice looking ass!

  9. WmDE says:

    Time to put a well regulated militia to work. Require that every adult citizen carry and be as proficient as possible with a two-shot derringer.

    This will put enough distributed fire power on the street to drive nutcases back into their tower sniping option.

  10. Anonymous Coward says:

    The answer is clearly to pass a law that all bullets in gun free zones spontaneously convert into Nerf(tm) Bullets so nobody can get hurt. This has the advantage of being as realistically effective in the Real World as any gun control law that the Dems would pass if they still controlled all of Congress like in 2009-2010.

    That being said, I want to take note that the NRA’s (and others’) blaming of video games by association makes as much sense as blaming the wearing of clothes, watching movies, driving cars, living indoors, and brushing teeth, all of which most “spree killers” can be assumed to have in common. 99.9% plus of video gamers don’t murder people in Real Life. At what percentage do the “guns kill people” freaks stop associating video games with real world violence?

    • bobbo, one lib-tard spanking right wing retards for years says:

      Of course video games encourage the use of guns to “solve” problems. Of course not everyone who brushes their teeth commit mass slaughter.

      All a matter of degree and the pro’s and con’s of keeping legal vs making illegal vs regulation.

      It is disengenuous to say that a law that outlaws guns, or clips, or semi-automatics or whatever won’t work…. give it actual enforcement and a while to work.

      If you don’t have a gun, you can’t kill by a gun.

      Pretty simple.

      • deegee says:

        False on the video games scapegoat. Only a small percentage of video games have guns in them. Every study done has also found no direct link.

        Other countries are doing/have tried ‘outlawing’ guns. It does not work. Period. You can’t rewind the clock and remove all firearms from the earth. The ‘war on drugs’ has worked so well hasn’t it, and drugs are illegal. How can any person be so naive to believe it would work with anything else?

        I will agree that people do need to be trained in proper handling, use and storage, and that background checks are necessary. But most countries already have those requirements in place (to varying degrees).
        Criminals ignore that. And most firearm related crimes are with illegal or stolen guns. If they are going to go murder someone, which is illegal, why would they care how many laws they also break obtaining the weapon to do it with?

        “If you don’t have a gun, you can’t kill by a gun.”

        But you can very easily buy one on the black market, steal one, or make one in your basement.

        The problem isn’t the gun. If all firearms turned into fluffy bunnies tomorrow and every human’s brain forgot how to manufacture them, then evil people would just use bombs, knives, dynamite, gas, hammers, screwdrivers, baseball bats, golf clubs, poison, frying pans, rocks, fists, or anything else they could get in their hands to do their evil deeds.
        And in most cases, bombs kill and injure way more people per incident than guns. Look into the cases of all of the suicide bombers over the past few decades.

        I sometimes wonder if you are just trying to egg us on and get our goats, or whether you really believe all of the nonsense you are posting.

    • bobbo, one lib-tard spanking right wing retards for years says:

      Gun nut as if from a speech writer for Wayne LaPierre?

      Armed everyone.

      Could not be more stupid.

      thanks for posting.

  11. ShotgunMo ... look for me on CODBO2 says:

    It would take some gall for the present administration to even consider proposing blocking the sale of the very weapons it just sold to Mexican drug dealers, to law abiding American citizens.

  12. bobbo, one lib-tard spanking right wing retards for years says:

    deegee raising doubt on his claim to a high IQ says:
    12/21/2012 at 10:33 pm

    False on the video games scapegoat. /// I never said that. Read and Parse.

    Only a small percentage of video games have guns in them. /// Yeap, thems the ones.

    Every study done has also found no direct link. /// Thats what I said.

    Other countries are doing/have tried ‘outlawing’ guns. It does not work. Period. /// False. It worked in Australia and UK clamp downs in 1996. Has been working in Switzerland for years. Same with all the European countries. Just look at the stats. Death from guns 1/4th to 1/30th the rate of USA.

    You can’t rewind the clock and remove all firearms from the earth. /// Of course you can. Talking about the USA.

    The ‘war on drugs’ has worked so well hasn’t it, and drugs are illegal. How can any person be so naive to believe it would work with anything else? /// Because it works on many similar things and has been shown to work in those other countries mentioned above.

    I will agree that people do need to be trained in proper handling, use and storage, and that background checks are necessary. But most countries already have those requirements in place (to varying degrees). /// Yep, and its working.

    Criminals ignore that. And most firearm related crimes are with illegal or stolen guns. If they are going to go murder someone, which is illegal, why would they care how many laws they also break obtaining the weapon to do it with? /// the largest mass shootings have taken place by kiddies stealing guns from their parents or getting them legally. They don’t have the social skills to buy an illegal weapon. When only criminals have guns—they’ll be easier to put in jail.

    “If you don’t have a gun, you can’t kill by a gun.”

    But you can very easily buy one on the black market, steal one, or make one in your basement. //// Black market will reduce over time and is not convenient for the socially retarded. Can’t steal one if they aren’t generally around. Hand made guns?? Sure. Not that many, not that good. Pull my finger.

    The problem isn’t the gun. /// Yes, it is. THAT is EXACTLY the problem. Silly to say otherwise. Stand back from the Koolaide.

    If all firearms turned into fluffy bunnies tomorrow and every human’s brain forgot how to manufacture them, then evil people would just use bombs, knives, dynamite, gas, hammers, screwdrivers, baseball bats, golf clubs, poison, frying pans, rocks, fists, or anything else they could get in their hands to do their evil deeds. /// True, with much less lethality. Just look at the stats by country.

    And in most cases, bombs kill and injure way more people per incident than guns. Look into the cases of all of the suicide bombers over the past few decades. /// When/if bombs become the relevant issue, then more steps can be taken to control them too.

    I sometimes wonder if you are just trying to egg us on and get our goats, or whether you really believe all of the nonsense you are posting. /// HEY!!!!===Thats what I was thinking.

    Guns don’t kill people…..
    Bazookas don’t kill people….
    Smallpox doesn’t kill people….
    Bayonets to the gut dont kill people….
    Drones don’t kill people…..

    What do you need? Caps?

  13. ECA says:

    I STILL ASK AND SAY…

    HOW DID HE GET IN??

    FIX THE DOORS so trespassers CANT GET IN..
    THEY have to go THRU the OFFICES and get registered and PATTED DOWN..

    • So what says:

      OK moron, since you are obviously too stupid to google an article let alone utilize the caps key. He shot out the locked door with the fucking rifle. He then shot and killed the office staff and kids. Jesus you make alfie and bobbo look intelligent.

      • ECA says:

        So?
        no panic button?? to lock down the WHOLE school and call the cops..?

        Do we still have Student SEARCHES for guns and drugs, going on in major metro??

        AND why read the news(I hate all the BS) you know it all..
        AND why not have a double door system so they have to ring a bell to get entrance??

        ALSO. the doors in MY OLD school were METAL, PUSH BAR..
        You cant Shoot out a PUSH BAR..(not easily..)

  14. pedro says:

    All these “answers” and still no congratulations to the ACLU’s brave modifications on how to involuntarily commit a nutball?

    Of course not! Many liberuls here are commenting thanks to those changes.

    • Dallas says:

      STFU. This is grownup talk. Go rake some leaves

      • pedro says:

        What part you felt most identified with, not caring about ACLU’s faux pas or recognizing that you wouldn’t be posting if they didn’t mess up?

  15. MikeN says:

    Make all of America a gun-free zone. From now all, all gun purchases are free, paid for by the government.

  16. deowll says:

    Body armor has kept a lot of people alive through the years. If my nieces and nephews are running from a shooter I want them to be wearing one of those.

    If some of the teachers had had one of those and some mace/pepper spray/ a taser and maybe a ball bat or the handle from a broom a lot more people might still be alive today.

    The thing that forcefully stands out in my mind in the case in the EU, the batman case, and here is that people wanting to stage mass murders attack at locations they know a lot of unarmed and defenseless people will be. Schools as they stand are such easy targets it’s appalling.

    The other observation is that explosives and accelerants will get you a much larger body count. I think the Oklahoma city bomber got 168.

    I don’t care how many gun laws you pass or how many people you throw in prison somebody is going to get a weapon: a gun, a knife, a club, a sword, machete, an ax, whatever and then the intended victims are either going to be prepared to fight back or it will be another massacre pure and simple. If the staff at schools aren’t provided with some means to incapacitate a would be killer it is criminal negligence pure and simple.

  17. t0llyb0ng says:

    1.  Is there any legislation or edict that can make our guns go away?

    No.  The kids got shot because there was no one there to protect them.

    2.  Is there any legislation or edict that can make global warming stop?

    No.  The earth heats up or cools down because of what the sun does.

  18. SchwettyBalls says:

    No body armor or back pack is going to stop anti-personnel rounds from a straight shot from an assault rifle.

    • Mr Diesel says:

      Aren’t most rounds anti-personnel by their very nature?

      For the rest of the retards that can’t get a single fact right let me help. There is no such thing as a one hundred round clip or 50 or 40 or 30 or 20…you get the idea. They are called magazines. As soon as you post a reply that mentions the word clip when referring to any modern weapon you immediately show your ignorance on the subject to which you are talking. Get it right and people may even listen to your point of view.

  19. dadeo says:

    Since you aren’t ‘ladder-broke’, if/when the Lions lose you gotta give me your antlers for the pile.

  20. no crazier than thinking we should arm teachers and expect them to basically replace law enforcement as we continue to cut their pay and benefits. just sayin.