Parents are doing everything to protect their children after the next mass shooting at school – which means that they will run in a new way on bulletproof backpacks.
Former Secret Service agent, Mike de Geus, is the founder and CEO of Leatherback Gear, and he says his company saw an 800% jump in sales of their fortified backpacks after Tuesday’s shooting in Uwald, Texas.
Mike, who defended former presidents Trump, Obama, Bush and Clinton when he was a secret service agent, says his brand’s backpacks have the same amount of bulletproof armor he had when defending POTUS.
We are told that most of the sales fall on the Sport One Jr. backpack. for $ 249.99, which is divided into two parts, creating a body armor in seconds, closing the front and back of the user.
Mike says the backpack was designed with active shooting in mind.
Another manufacturer of bulletproof backpacks, TuffyPacks, says there has been a noticeable increase in sales of armored inserts that can fit in any bag. The owner Steve Naremor says products are shipped nationwide, sales have grown by 300%.
It’s interesting … TuffyPacks is in Texas and they say they work with several school districts across the country, but not with the one in Uwald where there were 19 students and 2 teachers shot.
A third company, Guard Dog Security, says there has been a rise in demand from consumers and retail partners who carry their bulletproof bags, including Lowe’s and Dick’s sporting goods.
president of the company, Yasser Sheikhtells TMZ, the brand donates part of its revenue to the organization Make Our Schools Safe, founded by the parents of a student who died in Shooting in the parkland 2018 in Florida.
It is noteworthy that sales of these bulletproof bags also increased after this tragedy.