Sales of bulletproof backpacks in the United States have skyrocketed by as much as 300%. This is what merchants of this type of products assure a few days after the massacres that occurred this Saturday, August 3 in El paso, Texa; and Dayton, Ohio, and that happened in the middle of the back-to-school season.
Joe Curran, founder of the Bullet Blocker company, which produces this type of armored school products, assures that these products are one of the “customers' favorites” and their value ranges between the JanSports or High Sierra that have been armored by inserting them inside. a kind of armor, according to what the former deputy mayor explained to CNN. Curran founded the company 12 years ago after a massacre occurred on the campus of Virginia Tech University that claimed the lives of 33 people.
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According to the businessman, who also makes armored slices for preschool children, sales have skyrocketed by 200% since the El Paso and Dayton shootings.
For his part, Steve Naremore, president of the TuffyPacks company, assures that 95% of his clients are parents and grandparents who are looking for bulletproof backpacks for their families. "We always see an increase in the days after the shootings," the man told the aforementioned chain, assuring that as a result of the massacres last weekend, he has seen an increase in sales of 300%.
The phenomenon is a replica of what happened in December 2012 when a teenager entered the Sandy Hook school in Connecticut to kill 28 people, most of them children under the age of 10.