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Sales Of Controversial Bulletproof Backpacks Rise After Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton and Gilroy


August 15, 2019

As people across the country consider taking safety precautions following mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and Gilroy, Calif., the sales of bulletproof backpacks have increased between 200-300% at some manufacturers, according to CNN.

Three bulletproof backpack retailers, Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker, told CNN sales typically increase after every mass shooting. Bullet Block founder Joe Curran said sales of the backpacks have increased 200%, while TuffyPacks, which specializes in bulletproof shields that can be inserted into a backpack, told CNN and the TODAY Show that the retailer had seen a 200-300% increase in sales following the shootings. TuffyPacks CEO Steve Naremore also said 95% percent of customers are parents.


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