High Demand for Bulletproof Backpacks (with Video)

By Nina Settappa

December 20, 2012 Updated Nov 1, 2013 at 1:38 PM EDT

UTAH (www.incnow.tv) - The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary is making many parents nervous about sending their kids to school. That's why demand for bulletproof backpacks is on the rise.

The backpacks are made by a Utah based company called Amendment 2. They're lined with a light material, similar to Kevlar, that can stop handgun rounds.

Demand for the packs has skyrocketed in the aftermath of Newton shootings. The Amendment 2 website has crashed several times recently.

The bulletproof backpacks has some people convinced and others skeptical. Maria Taylor said, "yeah I would like to buy it because it would protect. It's something I would buy in the future." In contrast Houston police officer Ray Hunt says, "I don't believe any of those children if they had this type of backpack at that school would have been saved."

According to the website, the backpacks made for boys and girls cost $300.

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