This Is What It's Coming To? Bulletproof Backpacks Are Selling Out And People Are Outraged

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This Is What It's Coming To? Bulletproof Backpacks Are Selling Out And People Are Outraged

Retailers are even selling them in pink for little girls.

Published July 27, 2018

School shootings have become so rampant in the United States that statistically, it’s more likely to be killed in American schools than in a U.S. combat zone overseas.

  1. To help combat that, the obvious would be to restrict assault gun purchase, right? Nah, not in ‘Murica. The solution has so far been to just deal with it and implement an increase in active shooter drills in schools across the country. Oh and also, as capitalism finds a way to chip in, consumers can buy bulletproof school backpacks, and they are.

    Bulletproof backpacks designed for children have existed for years, but as back-to-school shopping becomes more prevalent as the summer moves towards its end, so does the discussion of what to get children to be prepared for the classroom.

    Unfortunately, prepping for school now isn’t only about academics. The whole thing has gotten so ridiculous that people have taken to social media to make their feelings about bulletproof backpacks, which are selling out online and in stores, and the helplessness they feel known.

  2. Is this really what it’s come to?

Written by Paul Meara

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