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    Bulletproof backpacks have become another back-to-school staple

    Bulletproof backpacks have become another back-to-school staple

    Bulletproof backpacks have become another back-to-school staple

    Crayons, glue, pencils, bullet-resistant backpack.

    For some parents, that’s what a back-to-school shopping list looks like this year.
    Guard Dog Security’s ProShield Scout backpacks are stocked for back-to-school season at Office Max and Office Depot stores and on the retailers’ website. Signs on the display say, “protection in session” and “bullet resistant backpack.” The office supply stores are not alone. Homedepot.com and other retailers also sell the brand.

    “The backpack has been a popular item,” Yasir Sheikh, president and founder of Skyline USA, the company that makes Guard Dog Security products, said in an interview. “We have sold out a few times this year.”

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    Did anyone ever believe that bulletproof packpacks would be a hot seller for kids returning to school? In my day, all we had to worry about was a nuclear explosion which would vaporized us. I think that's more preferable to worrying about a man coming down the hall of a grammar school with a semi-automatic weapon firing as he walks.

    Fifty years ago, civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer spoke before the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, and her speech became one of the most pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement. The big takeaway from her speech are words that still resonate more than 55 years ago. "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired."

    The same can be said about gun legislation. People have just about reached a breaking point waiting for Congress to enact gun legislation that's not merely a panacea to shut up activists, this country needs meaningful legislation like red flag laws and a national assault rifle ban.

    Today, Trump is walking back his promise to get enhanced background checks made into law. defend current US gun control measures, stating "we do have a lot of background checks right now." Trump will pivot and pledge to build mental hospitals to put all those crazy white terrorists in institutions probably run by friends of his like John Kelly who has been profiting from running the detention center in Homestead, Florida. This is a big joke on the American people. Trump is completely controlled by the NRA as are many other republicans in Congress.

    Here's a guy testing out the ability of a child's backpack to stop a bullet from a handgun at close range.


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    Re: Bulletproof backpacks have become another back-to-school staple

    1. Red flag laws already exist.

    2. We already had an "assault weapons ban" which didnt do anything so it was allowed to expire.

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    Re: Bulletproof backpacks have become another back-to-school staple

    I don’t think the fact parents are being sold on the need for “bullet resistant” backpacks is a commentary on gun control as much as a commentary on capitalism and the power of emotional marketing.

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    Re: Bulletproof backpacks have become another back-to-school staple

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    I don’t think the fact parents are being sold on the need for “bullet resistant” backpacks is a commentary on gun control as much as a commentary on capitalism and the power of emotional marketing.
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    Re: Bulletproof backpacks have become another back-to-school staple

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    Bulletproof backpacks have become another back-to-school staple

    Bulletproof backpacks have become another back-to-school staple

    Crayons, glue, pencils, bullet-resistant backpack.

    For some parents, that’s what a back-to-school shopping list looks like this year.
    Guard Dog Security’s ProShield Scout backpacks are stocked for back-to-school season at Office Max and Office Depot stores and on the retailers’ website. Signs on the display say, “protection in session” and “bullet resistant backpack.” The office supply stores are not alone. Homedepot.com and other retailers also sell the brand.

    “The backpack has been a popular item,” Yasir Sheikh, president and founder of Skyline USA, the company that makes Guard Dog Security products, said in an interview. “We have sold out a few times this year.”

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    Did anyone ever believe that bulletproof packpacks would be a hot seller for kids returning to school? In my day, all we had to worry about was a nuclear explosion which would vaporized us. I think that's more preferable to worrying about a man coming down the hall of a grammar school with a semi-automatic weapon firing as he walks.

    Fifty years ago, civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer spoke before the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, and her speech became one of the most pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement. The big takeaway from her speech are words that still resonate more than 55 years ago. "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired."

    The same can be said about gun legislation. People have just about reached a breaking point waiting for Congress to enact gun legislation that's not merely a panacea to shut up activists, this country needs meaningful legislation like red flag laws and a national assault rifle ban.

    Today, Trump is walking back his promise to get enhanced background checks made into law. defend current US gun control measures, stating "we do have a lot of background checks right now." Trump will pivot and pledge to build mental hospitals to put all those crazy white terrorists in institutions probably run by friends of his like John Kelly who has been profiting from running the detention center in Homestead, Florida. This is a big joke on the American people. Trump is completely controlled by the NRA as are many other republicans in Congress.

    Here's a guy testing out the ability of a child's backpack to stop a bullet from a handgun at close range.


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    I am tired of your constant whining about my 2nd Amendment rights. So we are both sick and tired. How ironic.

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    Re: Bulletproof backpacks have become another back-to-school staple

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepdog View Post
    1. Red flag laws already exist.

    2. We already had an "assault weapons ban" which didnt do anything so it was allowed to expire.
    The national assault weapons ban expired, that needs to be resurrected in every state in the country and never allowed to be repealed or have an expiration date like the last one.

    Just 14 states have red flag laws, fourteen -- not 50. Neither Texas or Ohio have red flag laws. As a matter of fact, just days ago, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine proposed a red flag law for the state of Ohio and it was overwhelmingly supported in the GOP Ohio Senate and nearly totally opposed in the GOP Ohio House.

    A more effective policy would require every buyer, of any age, to obtain a license that includes a registration of all purchases and at least a modest training program. Every person who drives a car has to have a license and drivers education, we should expect the same for anyone wanting to buy a firearm. There should be legislation passed for gun-violence restraining orders. Such a law would allow family members or law enforcement to petition a court to temporarily bar an at-risk person from buying firearms. Police should also be permitted to confiscate their guns. Guns could also be made with fingerprint recognition just like a lot of cellphones have.

    There's many ways that gun violence can be addressed but people always give up and say 'oh there's nothing anyone can do about it'. Well, they're wrong.




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    Re: Bulletproof backpacks have become another back-to-school staple

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I am tired of your constant whining about my 2nd Amendment rights. So we are both sick and tired. How ironic.

    You want to change the Constitution then convince the people to do it. Until then expect every end run you try to be blocked. No mas. No more compromise.
    I'm sick and tired of you having to listen to our 'whining' about your ****ing 2nd Amendment right when our own people are being slaughtered by white terrorists, young men sick emotionally after lingering around hate-filled social media websites. I'm tired of your anger against people like me who are sick of your groaning the same old **** "my 2nd Amendment right!!". Bull****, when your rights trample on the rights of innocent people then I really don't give a **** about your guns.




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    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    I don’t think the fact parents are being sold on the need for “bullet resistant” backpacks is a commentary on gun control as much as a commentary on capitalism and the power of emotional marketing.
    Can we just call it fear mongering

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    Re: Bulletproof backpacks have become another back-to-school staple

    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    Can we just call it fear mongering

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    I can't believe it's anything other than genuine fear that the parents of small children and those children themselves have. I have seen a 8 year old girl ask Corey Booker what he will do to make sure she doesn't get shot in her school. This isn't fear mongering, mass massacres have created the fear, nobody else. Of course capitalist companies will devise ways to cash in on those fears, but the fear is real.




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    Re: Bulletproof backpacks have become another back-to-school staple

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    I can't believe it's anything other than genuine fear that the parents of small children and those children themselves have. I have seen a 8 year old girl ask Corey Booker what he will do to make sure she doesn't get shot in her school. This isn't fear mongering, mass massacres have created the fear, nobody else. Of course capitalist companies will devise ways to cash in on those fears, but the fear is real.
    It's still fear mongering.
    People that are this fearful should home school their children.

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