Do bulletproof backpacks work?
I stumbled across a promo for this story while watching TV shows the other night.
I try to stay away from local news stations for the most part. I went to the ABC2News Web site for the story and the video.
ABC2News tested out the $175 backpack by having bullets fired into it. The backpack actually worked, although their expert said the backpack “would likely have been useless against the high-powered weapons used in shootings like Columbine and Jonesboro.”
The ABC story suggests that a bundle of books might be an effective way to protect against bullets.
Would you purchase one of these bags for your kids? Do you think that they are effective? (A bulletproof vest at least protects your torso. These bags would only protect the area that is covered.)
I also included this “Art Fennell Reports” segment on the issue.