Bullet proof backpacks for American school kids is a thing now

An Israeli company claims that they have received hundreds of orders for bulletproof backpacks in the wake of the Parkland School Shooting in Florida which shook the nation. The company – Masada Armor- which manufactures protective gear such as bulletproof vests, helmets, etc. is now producing bulletproof backpacks for students in the US and the orders are pouring in.

The company produces a basic 3 kg backpack which can protect against 9mm pistol fire and has a price tag of $500 as well as a 5kg model which also offers protection from high velocity rifles such as the AR-15 and the M-16 and Kalashnikov assault rifles. This model is priced at $700. The company says the bags are suitable for older college students but are too heavy for school kids. The company is developing a lighter model for younger students.

Also read -  Black, creme, or turtledove, the revamped Louis Vuitton Montsouris Backpack looks awesome in all

It is frightening to think that bulletproof backpacks may be the new normal for American students as the country’s reported number of deaths from firearms continues to far outpace other developed nations.


Tags from the story
Written By
Vivien is a features writer with over eight years of expertise, specializing in celebrities and fashion. Since 2013, she has contributed to Luxurylaunches, delving deep into celebrity lifestyles and high-end fashion trends. Her pieces capture the essence of luxury, from coveted couture to intriguing collaborations. Beyond her journalistic pursuits, Vivien aspires for sun-soaked moments in St. Tropez, unique Nike Air Max sneakers, and Cartier's timeless Baignoire watch. With a discerning eye and a knack for capturing the opulence of the celebrity world, she remains a trusted voice in the realms of glamour and style.