2,000 families on waiting list to buy bulletproof backpacks for their kids

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Armed guards in classrooms are one solution to security issues in the nation’s schools. Bulletproof backpacks could be another, suggests some emerging new fashion sense among those concerned over their child’s safety. We’re talking “ballistic apparel” here.

From Denver-based Elite Sterling Security comes the MC Kids Ballistic backpack, which can stop a 9 mm bullet going 400 meters per second. It’s not cheap, and it’s not so lightweight: the price is $300, the weight about three pounds. But the pack, along with child-sized bulletproof vests, has riveted the attention of anxious moms, dads and guardians.

“As gun control legislation grinds to halt in Washington, a growing number of parents and teachers are taking matters into their own hands. Elite Sterling Security has sold over 300 bulletproof backpacks in the last two months and received inquiries from some 2,000 families across the U.S.,” reports the Business Insider.

“It is also in discussion with more than a dozen schools in Colorado about equipping them with ballistic safety vests, a scaled-down version of military uniforms designed to hang in classroom cupboards for children to wear in an emergency,” the publication adds.

See it all here:  http://stores.elitesterlingsecurity.com/StoreFront.bok

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