Sales of bulletproof backpacks have reportedly soared following the Uvalde mass shooting

As the nation continues to process the absolutely heartbreaking tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, which claimed the lives of 21 people, it is understandable that parents are on high alert in an effort to ensure the safety of their children, and that includes the use of bulletproof backpacks According to new reports, sales of bulletproof backpacks across the country have skyrocketed in the last 48 hours, with some companies seeing an 800% increase in merchandise sales.

@TMZ_TV reports, Mike De Geus, former Secret Service agent and CEO/founder of Leatherback Gear, says that after the mass shooting in Texas earlier this week at a local elementary school, his company has seen an 800% increase in sales of its bulletproof backpacks. Leatherback Gear backpacks reportedly provide the same amount of bulletproof armor that was worn when De Geus protected former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.

The particular best-selling bulletproof backpack model is the Sport One Jr., which retails for $250. It creates a bulletproof vest in seconds by separating into two pieces that cover the front and back. rear of the wearer, which De Geus says was designed specifically for active shooting incidents. That’s not the only company to see a recent spike in sales, though, as TuffyPacks, which also has a line of bulletproof backpacks that feature armor inserts, reports that their company recently saw a 300% increase in sales.

TuffyPacks owner Steve Naremore revealed that his Texas-based company works with several school districts across the state, but unfortunately that doesn’t include the Uvalde district that is home to Robb Elementary, where 19 students and 2 teachers were killed in shots by 18 year olds. old Salvador Ramos.

In addition, other makers of bulletproof backpacks sold at popular retailers such as Lowe’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods say customer demand for their products has also increased.

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