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Living in the Era of Bulletproof Backpacks

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posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 10:52 PM
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For this school year, ArmorMe, a personal defense company run by Israel Defense Forces Colonel (ret). Gabi Siboni has designed a backpack made with level IIIA NIJ Protective Panels. It's the same bulletproof material used in personal armor including combat helmets and bulletproof vests, according to the company.  

A single-paneled backpack from ArmorMe is priced from $160 to $190 and when deployed as a shield covers from the neck to the knee when worn in front. The double-paneled backpack is priced from $210 to $250 and covers both the front and back of the torso

"We built this backpack to address the daily reality of student life," Siboni said in a press release. "We wanted a pack that was stylish, and light and comfortable could carry a laptop and would last multiple academic years. At the same time, we built this backpack to withstand gunshots."

Former New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton said if the backpack gives parents' psychological relief as a way to protect the child and they can afford the cost, it could be a good thing.




I found this earlier and couldn't really believe it. I guess the new back to school fad this year is bullet proof backpacks. Honestly, i think this is a pretty #ty marketing move to capitalize on parent's fear to push a fairly useless over priced, 'psychological relief' that in all honesty would really do nothing. Kids don't sit at their desks with their backpacks, they leave them in their lockers or cubbies or whatever. It also covers a fairly small region of the body for protection. It just makes me wonder if there's going to be a new trend of kids sitting with their backpacks constantly or possibly 'grab the backpack and turtle' drills.

I dunno, any parents on ats grabbing one up for the kids for back to school?

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posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 10:55 PM
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I read that about 2 years ago. Sad , but a lot of truth to it.



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 10:56 PM
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Ah , what Happens if you are Facing the Bullet ? Hope it Hits that Bullet Proof Cigarette Case in your Vest Pocket ? Oh , I Forgot , Kids don't Smoke... .Hmm.....

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posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 11:03 PM
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Uh, these kids always have their bags with them. They don't leave them in lockers for the most part. But you're right, kids won't hold them up like shields, they'll run for more physical cover.



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 12:25 AM
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A Boring Dystopia.

If you take a step back and think about a society, where the parents of pupil even have to think about sending their children to school with some bulletproof armor, how could any one think "that is a society I would like my children to experience and to live in!".

It cannot be. It is a dystopia, and a boring one, too.



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 01:14 AM
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This is good and all but consider escalation. Gives easy access to DIY bulletproof vests for potential idiots who want to shoot up a place.
Buy 20-30 of those backpacks, take the panels out and sew them on standard fatigues. Not perfect but will buy you few extra minutes of "life" to score more "points".



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 01:20 AM
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There is this idiot making the rounds on CNN and MSNBC this week declaring, "In this age of Trump as President, parents are having to buy bullet-proof backpacks for their children."



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 04:59 AM
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Maybe someone should post the number of students shot on school property vs the number of students shot anywhere else.
Would parents have their kids wear bulletproof jackets everywhere when they see that their children are more likely to be shot when they are not at school?



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 05:06 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: dug88

There is this idiot making the rounds on CNN and MSNBC this week declaring, "In this age of Trump as President, parents are having to buy bullet-proof backpacks for their children."




Why's he an idiot, it's true even though Trump has nothing to do with it he is the POTUS and what happens on his watch becomes his legacy.

Anyhow on topic ,what a crap thing for a parent to have to consider and these backpacks will sell really well, the fear these shooting instil in parents make this item a goldmine.



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 05:59 AM
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when I was a kid, beck packs had books in them.

that 3" thick history book would stop a bullet better than whatever garbage they're using here to exploit parents fears.

I guess they don't tech history anymore though, that should inform the people...



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 06:04 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
Maybe someone should post the number of students shot on school property vs the number of students shot anywhere else.
Would parents have their kids wear bulletproof jackets everywhere when they see that their children are more likely to be shot when they are not at school?


Someone should post the number of students shot on school property vs the number of students who die in a car accident on the way to school.



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 07:11 AM
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The anti gun nuts hate facts. They'd rather have you believe kids are being slaughtered by guns, when the cell phones they bought so their kid can be cool is to blame.

www.newsday.com...


The number of teens who are dying or being injured as a result of texting while driving has skyrocketed as mobile device technology has advanced. Researchers at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park estimate more than 3,000 annual teen deaths nationwide from texting and 300,000 injuries.



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 08:48 AM
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may as well start selling lightning rods to shove up their butts too, you're more likely to be struck by lightning than be in a school shooting... this is fear mongering and will be used as a talking point to "start a conversation" about stripping our rights



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 09:20 AM
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originally posted by: Heruactic
This is good and all but consider escalation. Gives easy access to DIY bulletproof vests for potential idiots who want to shoot up a place.
Buy 20-30 of those backpacks, take the panels out and sew them on standard fatigues. Not perfect but will buy you few extra minutes of "life" to score more "points".


Umm ... did you just assume it was hard to buy or are you making things up as you go ...

bulletsafe.com...



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