Parents adding bulletproof backpacks, plates to school shopping list


OPTION.>>THESE ARE YOUR TYPICAL PLATE
ARMOR. ALL 3 OF THESE ARE RATED 3A PLUS
WHICH IS PISTOL RATING. KARIN: AS A FEDERALLY LICENSED
FIREARM DEALER ALEX HOPPLE OF
THREE GUY SUPPLY KNOWS A THING
OR TWO ABOUT BODY ARMOR
INCLUDING THESE PLATES THAT MORE
PARENTS ARE INQUIRING ABOUT.>>I HAVE HAD SOME PARENTS ASK
ME IF WE DO SELL BODY ARMOR FOR
BACKPACKS AND WE DO. VETERAN’S MANUFACTURER ACTUALLY
MAKES A BACKPACK PLATE. KARIN: ONE OF THE COMPANIES THAT
CONTRACTS WITH HUNDREDS OF LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. INSTEAD OF GOING IN A SHIRT OR
VEST, THEY CAN SLIDE RIGHT INTO
STUDENT’S BACKPACKS.>>YOU PUT THE BACKPACK ON YOUR
FRONT AND IT IS NOW WHERE THE
PLATE WOULD BE IN ANY OTHER
CARRIER, LIKE A POLICE VEST. THAT IS WHERE THEY WEAR THEM. KARIN: THEY AIMED AT PROTECTING
CHILDREN JUST LIKE THESE BULLET
RESISTANT BACK PACKS THAT ARE
GROWING IN POPULARITY. OUR SISTER STATION IN ORLANDO
PUT THE GUARD DOG BRAND TO THE
TEST.>>YOU CAN FEEL IT IN THERE. KARIN: THESE PLATES ARE ALSO
RATED TO STOP ROUNDS FIRED FROM
A PISTOL.>>EVEN THOUGH IT’S NOT RATED TO
STOP LARGER OR FASTER ROUNDS
DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT CANNOT. KARIN: WHETHER YOU’RE
CONSIDERING A BACKPACK OR PLATE
HOPPLE SAYS IT’S IMPORTANT TO
LOOK FOR ONE THING.>>DEFINITELY LOOK FOR REPUTABLE
MANUFACTURERS. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE COME OUT
RECENTLY WITH THE ADVENT OF THE
BULLET PROOF BACK PACK. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE SOME OUT
WITH THEIR OWN PRODUCT. KARIN: MOST OF THE BACKPACKS ARE
SOLD ONLINE. THEY RANGE FROM 180 NINE DOLLARS
TO $300. THE BACKPACK PLATES GO FOR $15

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