Bulletproof backpack sales skyrocketing
Sales of bulletproof backpacks for schoolchildren are through the roof days after a masked gunman's rampage left 20 kids dead at a Connecticut elementary school.
Bulletproof backpack sales spike after Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. - NY Daily News
In fact, the sudden spike in sales is how Uy, vice president of business operations, found out about the shooting."Part of my daily activity is to monitor the numbers," he said. "I was seeing numbers I'd never seen before and I thought it was a glitch. Our Web traffic was10 times more than normal."I turned on the TV and there it was on CNN."BulletBlocker's child safety backpack is on sale for $199.99.They also sell shields that start at $175 — bulletproof inserts that can slide into backpacks, laptop bags or purses. They add about 20 ounces — it's just like tossing a bottle of water in your bag, Uy said.