Recent Mass Shooting Prompts the Sell of Bullet-Proof Backpacks
Backpacks come in all shapes and colors, but now there’s one that can stop a gunshot. Office Depot is among the retailers selling bullet proof backpacks.
In addition to full backpacks, some manufacturers offer inserts that slide into a current backpack.
CBS News took one to a shooting range last year. It stood up to a handgun, but like many products they are not built to stop a more powerful AR-15 or AK-47.
There are heavier, more expensive shields for backpacks that can stop powerful rifle bullets like an AK-47.
Bulletproof backpacks and shields can cost between $100-$300.
Several manufacturers say they’ve seen a spike in sales for these products after the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
A San Francisco-area company is offering another option: a bulletproof hoodie for adults and children called the Wonder Hoodie.
Vy Tran is the founder and creator of Wonder Hoodie. She describes it as “a hoodie that has a bulletproof vest ingrained inside, so you can zip it on and off.” The Wonder Hoodie is designed to only protect against handguns.