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Bulletproof backpacks are on high demand

Bulletproof backpacks are on high demand
Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 8:23pm

In the days following the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, there's been a surge in demand for products that can protect children from bullets. 

Elmar Uy, who is the Vice President of BulletBlocker, a company that sells protective backbacks, vests and other bullproof gear says in the last week, sales have jumped 500 percent and they're still climbing and desperate parents seeking ways to protect their kids in the most extreme situations.

BulletBlocker sells a line of protective backpacks, which are on sale through their website bulletblocker.com for $199.99.They also sell separate shields for $175 to fit inside laptop bags, backpacks or purses to turn your bag into an instant shield.

Around the nation, in Boston bullet blocker promises "your peace of mind, is our business."

In Austin bulletproofme.com says sales are up 50 percent; new customers, schools and daycare facilities.  Even the Colombian designer of Fashionable Protective Clothing has a request for bullet resistant garments for a toddler.

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