Sales of bulletproof backpacks, kids’ body armor by Utah company soar 500 percent following Connecticut shootings

Sales of bulletproof backpacks, kids’ body armor by Utah company soar 500 percent following Connecticut shootings  -ByJoshua Miller- Fox News

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    Dec. 19, 2012: Rick Brand, Chief Operating Officer of Amendment II, holds a children’s backpack with anti-ballistic insert during at the company’s manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City. (AP)

Sales for bulletproof backpacks and child-sized body armor manufactured by a Utah company have increased 500 percent since last week’s shooting massacre at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary, company officials said.

Derek Williams, director of sales and marketing for Amendment II, said Wednesday that the Salt Lake City-based firm has seen “incredible demand” for its pint-sized products that feature lightweight armor called RynoHide.

“We’ve seen incredible demand, sales have gone up 500 percent for those particular products,” Williams said. “It’s just gone through the roof.”

The backpacks, which retail for as little as $300, will stop a bullet fired from a .357 Magnum and feature an armor component that weighs just 10 ounces, Williams said. He declined to discuss specific sales figures.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/12/19/bulletproof-backpacks-kids-body-armor-in-demand-following-connecticut-school/#ixzz2FcfMpKLM

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