Following the horrific massacre at the Florida school shooting, parents are on high-alert and the sale of bulletproof backpacks has increased.
There has been a run on bulletproof backpacks since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. According to TMZ, a company called Bullet Blocker sells the fortified knapsacks for anywhere between $200 and $500. We’re told the company sold 500 of the bags Thursday, a 30% spike in regular sales since the shooting.
The company’s owner, Joe Curran, tells us the majority of the backpacks sold this week are headed to Florida. The protective item is made with a Kevlar lining and weighs about 4 1/2 pounds.
Joe’s company sells a lot of bulletproof gear on a regular basis, but he says on Thursday, backpacks were at the top of his sales list, and most of those sales were in Florida. Even celebrities such as Kim Zolciak are equipping their children with them.
“It’s better than not having anything at all,’ she boasted. ‘Just thought I would share with you guys. I just found this first on Amazon so I bought it. It’s certified.”
The company also sells bulletproof luxury items, like Gucci bomber jackets and Hermes bags. So you can be protected in style!