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(Mother Jones)   After the Newtown shootings, sales of Disney Princess backpacks surge. UPDATE: The bulletproof ones, that is   (motherjones.com ) divider line 122
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2012-12-18 01:24:31 PM  
Well, that is kind of a sad statement about the way things are
 
2012-12-18 01:48:04 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-18 01:48:48 PM  
i'm not entirely sure how to feel about the "100% satisfaction guarantee" sticker on the child-sized bulletproof vest.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-12-18 01:49:54 PM  
I guess if it makes you feel better. I don't think something like that will stop a .223.
 
2012-12-18 02:04:47 PM  
Or get them one of these: Link 

They could put stickers on it.

This world really really sucks sometimes.
 
2012-12-18 02:08:09 PM  

vpb: I guess if it makes you feel better. I don't think something like that will stop a .223.



And even if it did, it probably wouldn't have done much in this latest incident.
 
2012-12-18 02:10:27 PM  
Kevlar-reinforced backpacks. Sadly, this isn't satire.
 
2012-12-18 02:12:51 PM  

vpb: I don't think something like that will stop a .223.


That requires a "Level III" hard plate, which would probably fit into a backpack just fine, come to think of it.

A rundown on what-stops-what is here.
 
2012-12-18 02:14:13 PM  
You're kid's carrying a $300 backpack? Well, THAT won't make them a target...
 
2012-12-18 02:19:54 PM  
This time last week, I'd have called this the stupidest marketing ploy ever, and accused any parent who bought one of being an over-protective douchebag who was only going to end up making their kid blah blah blah

Not anymore. Might invest in one for myself.
 
2012-12-18 02:27:28 PM  
I don't even know where to start with this.


Here's what the group's booth looked like at the Self-Reliance Expo in Mesa, Arizona, one of the nation's largest prepper roadshows:

www.motherjones.com
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-12-18 02:28:31 PM  

DrRatchet: vpb: I don't think something like that will stop a .223.

That requires a "Level III" hard plate, which would probably fit into a backpack just fine, come to think of it.
.


You would have to buy the plate and train your kid to catch the bullets like Captain America on his shield. I guess you could get some simunition and play catch.
 
2012-12-18 02:48:35 PM  

UberDave: vpb: I guess if it makes you feel better. I don't think something like that will stop a .223.


And even if it did, it probably wouldn't have done much in this latest incident.


That is what I was about to say... all these kids were sitting ducks at their desk, with their backpacks probably in a closet somewhere.

As I said elsewhere, schools just need the same level of visual and monitoring security an electronics store has so you don't walk out with a laptop. And if we need cash to do that, I'm sure we can find it somewhere from more frivolous spending.
 
2012-12-18 02:55:03 PM  
No Hello Kitty?

Meh. Little Sally will just have to dodge the bullets.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-12-18 03:03:51 PM  
www.motherjones.com

Duck and cover!
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-12-18 03:07:15 PM  
www.motherjones.com

You forgot something sweetheart!

www.cartoonbrew.com
 
2012-12-18 03:22:08 PM  
Aim for skin.
 
2012-12-18 03:52:50 PM  
Ah, the freedom to need to buy bulletproof backpacks to think your kids are safe. What a great country we live in.
 
2012-12-18 04:02:25 PM  

GAT_00: Ah, the freedom to need to buy bulletproof backpacks to think your kids are safe. What a great country we live in.


I love how the company is named "Amendment II". God, this reads like satire.
 
2012-12-18 04:03:21 PM  

Jackson Herring: Here's what the group's booth looked like at the Self-Reliance Expo in Mesa, Arizona, one of the nation's largest prepper roadshows:

www.motherjones.com


Wait.. how do you make a bullet-proof motorcycle?
 
2012-12-18 04:17:42 PM  

sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: Here's what the group's booth looked like at the Self-Reliance Expo in Mesa, Arizona, one of the nation's largest prepper roadshows:

www.motherjones.com

Wait.. how do you make a bullet-proof motorcycle?


Cover yourself in a layer of Dora the Explorer bulletproof backpacks. SELF RELIANCE!
 
2012-12-18 04:18:24 PM  

Jackson Herring: sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: Here's what the group's booth looked like at the Self-Reliance Expo in Mesa, Arizona, one of the nation's largest prepper roadshows:

www.motherjones.com

Wait.. how do you make a bullet-proof motorcycle?

Cover yourself in a layer of Dora the Explorer bulletproof backpacks. SELF RELIANCE!


Sniper no sniping!
 
2012-12-18 04:45:09 PM  

tricycleracer: GAT_00: Ah, the freedom to need to buy bulletproof backpacks to think your kids are safe. What a great country we live in.

I love how the company is named "Amendment II". God, this reads like satire.


Hey, I'm giving your kid a bulletproof backpack.. I get to keep my guns now, right?
 
2012-12-18 04:54:00 PM  
They're sending their kids to public schools? They're not Real 'Murcans anyway, then.
 
2012-12-18 05:08:31 PM  
Six months ago, Amendment II introduced a new line of backpacks, built with the company's signature carbon nanotube armor, designed to keep kids safe in the event of school shootings

Be afraid!!!
 
2012-12-18 05:26:08 PM  

tricycleracer: Jackson Herring: sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: Here's what the group's booth looked like at the Self-Reliance Expo in Mesa, Arizona, one of the nation's largest prepper roadshows:

www.motherjones.com

Wait.. how do you make a bullet-proof motorcycle?

Cover yourself in a layer of Dora the Explorer bulletproof backpacks. SELF RELIANCE!

Sniper no sniping!


Heads up. You owe me a new keyboard.
 
2012-12-18 05:26:12 PM  
But oh dear Christ don't put any restrictions at all on firearms! God I just want to go start biatch slapping random people in the streets.
 
2012-12-18 05:29:06 PM  
No Dora? I don't have kids, but I do know the backpack song.
 
2012-12-18 05:29:13 PM  
[facepalm.jpg]
 
2012-12-18 05:29:56 PM  
I don't know about now, but my backpack would be on a hook somewhere against a wall. My backpack didn't sit next to me until high school...
/Lawn time?
 
2012-12-18 05:31:42 PM  

Jackson Herring: sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: Here's what the group's booth looked like at the Self-Reliance Expo in Mesa, Arizona, one of the nation's largest prepper roadshows:

www.motherjones.com

Wait.. how do you make a bullet-proof motorcycle?

Cover yourself in a layer of Dora the Explorer bulletproof backpacks. SELF RELIANCE!


Sorry. I missed your comment.
 
2012-12-18 05:32:26 PM  
Psssh... Team Umi Zoomi could build a less expensive backpack with their super shapes.
 
2012-12-18 05:35:16 PM  
Bulletproof backpacks? Heck with that! How about....

i78.photobucket.com

.... an "invisible cloak"?

It's a really good cloak.
 
2012-12-18 05:42:24 PM  
An FIJIII plate would make that thing too heavy for my kids to carry. I'll just give them Sig Mosquitos.
 
2012-12-18 05:42:31 PM  

Rann Xerox: Bulletproof backpacks? Heck with that! How about....

[i78.photobucket.com image 431x639]

.... an "invisible cloak"?

It's a really good cloak.


A powerful scene from an otherwise overwrought flick.
 
2012-12-18 05:42:55 PM  
Too bad wearing body armor is illegal on school ground in many states.

Thank you Zero Tolerance.
 
2012-12-18 05:44:12 PM  
A 100% Money back Guarantee?! Oh sweet!!!


www.motherjones.com
 
2012-12-18 05:45:48 PM  
what if you are shot from the front? will the backpack save the kid behind you? Probably
/you're welcome kid.
 
2012-12-18 05:46:23 PM  

vpb: You would have to buy the plate and train your kid to catch the bullets like Captain America on his shield. I guess you could get some simunition and play catch.


"stand 'or there you little shiat... I'll toss ya a few"

*click*click*

 
2012-12-18 05:46:36 PM  
Attention parents: please do not test this by putting it on your child and then shooting him/her.

Thank you.
 
2012-12-18 05:47:44 PM  

jayhawk88: But oh dear Christ don't put any restrictions at all on firearms! God I just want to go start biatch slapping random people in the streets.


Is that a threat? Can't be too careful these days....
 
2012-12-18 05:51:02 PM  

jayhawk88: But oh dear Christ don't put any restrictions at all on firearms! God I just want to go start biatch slapping random people in the streets.


You go stand by the trash bin and wait for all the crazies, drug dealers, gang bangers and mafioso to drop off their weapons.
Pack a lunch, you might be there a while.

/The world ain't getting any safer.
 
2012-12-18 05:53:59 PM  
In an arms race between bigger spears vs. bigger shields, the spear always wins.

Either dress your kid up like Master Chief or go home. I wish I had a hundred of these backpacks to sell to panicked parents though.
 
2012-12-18 05:54:09 PM  

reillan: Attention parents: please do not test this by putting it on your child and then shooting him/her.

Thank you.


I eagerly await the follow up story from the state of Florida with this exact headline.
 
2012-12-18 05:54:58 PM  

jayhawk88: But oh dear Christ don't put any restrictions at all on firearms! God I just want to go start biatch slapping random people in the streets.


I would find another country to do that in. You might get shot around here.
 
2012-12-18 05:55:56 PM  
I thought body armor was illegal.
 
2012-12-18 05:57:14 PM  
Slight problem with that, I'm sure all the kids probably had already hung up their backpacks. Besides, there are the nasty head and chest shots to deal with too
 
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2012-12-18 05:57:51 PM  

vegasj: vpb: You would have to buy the plate and train your kid to catch the bullets like Captain America on his shield. I guess you could get some simunition and play catch.

"stand 'or there you little shiat... I'll toss ya a few"

*click*click*


m0vie.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-18 05:58:18 PM  
Seems like a wasteful investment.

Also, a full backpack is probably reasonadly bulletproof anyway. Solid foot Ans a half of paper and other junk.
 
2012-12-18 06:03:47 PM  
So... Who has kids in school right now? I'm pretty sure they banned backpacks and lockers in most places. You know, because Columbine.
 
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