Backpack Shield – Bulletproof Backpack

Not only are all the backpacks hideous, but this also makes no sense:

I think you’d be better off telling your kid to put the backpack on and run for their life. Putting the backpack against your brain and letting it absorb possible fire just doesn’t make sense.

The Backpack Shield website – HERE

Hat tip: Jeff

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That one guy July 1, 2011 at 01:29 am

It says it’s resistant to .44 magnum SWC. I call bullshit.

And it’s just kevlar. Anyone who has something bigger than a “Small gauge rifle” like a slug gun or an AK is going to kill the shit out of your kid. Run forest RUN*insert benny hill theme heer*.

Besides, if someone is going to shoot up a school, they’re not likely to be good shots. Running like hell is the better option. Or sneaking away. You know, not make yourself a target. Concerned parents lack logic :3

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User July 1, 2011 at 07:32 am

I’ve seen a similar product stop a .500 S&W round, and a .50 AE round.

Would you likely die from internal trauma? Yup. Did the kevlar stop it? Yup. Both plates we tested were only IIA, too.

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That one guy July 1, 2011 at 01:32 am

Plus, most school wouldn’t allow you to have inserts in your backpack nowadays. They’re afraid it’ll “Conceal weapons” and other bullshit. So not only is that 200 bucks down the drain on an insert, it’s considered a THREAT.

We just need metal detectors in schools, police everywhere, and tazers in every classroom. Infinitely more useful than a kevlar insert. And on a much broader scale, it’s more effective.

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Ed July 1, 2011 at 02:30 am

“We just need metal detectors in schools, police everywhere, and tazers in every classroom. Infinitely more useful than a kevlar insert. And on a much broader scale, it’s more effective.”

I think this sounds more scary than school shootings.

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That one guy July 1, 2011 at 03:26 am

Precisely. In essence you’re not only scaring children into behaving and dissipating any thought of such a horrible idea, replacing it with fear. And, should something happen, you’re giving the School and it’s employees a way to fight back.

And say that riots break out in school, kids fed up with being taught nothing but how to pass a test, being screwed over by the school being primarily geared towards sports and offering nothing else, or they’re sick of not having the same rights as adults, or some bullcrap like that. Say it happens. At least with my way it can ultimately be contained :/

Heck, you should have seen my old High school. You’d probably agree with me then lol.

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El Duderino July 1, 2011 at 11:16 am

Gosh, why not just make the little angels wear helmets that deliver a stun-gun level shock? The teacher would have a little keypad at his or her desk with each students name next to the corresponding key.

The principal could have an “all shock” button in case violence breaks out. Because it’s always easier to get everyone incapacitated and sort it out later.

If the American solution to violence turns out to be a brownshirt in every classroom and streetcorner, I’m emigrating!

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That one guy July 1, 2011 at 03:57 pm

It’d be the solution to violence in schools :/

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Ed July 1, 2011 at 06:50 pm

The… final solution?

I had to.

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ozwald July 1, 2011 at 11:34 pm

when will you learn. children are the future and we need to get them used to random searches and checkpoints and screenings so they don’t protest everytime they need a full cavity search before they step out of the house.

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moi July 1, 2011 at 02:25 am

So would this be considered cover, or concealment? or both?

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Ed July 1, 2011 at 02:31 am

It’s neither. What’s to stop the shooter from walking up to you and shooting over it while you’re hunched behind it?

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moi July 1, 2011 at 02:47 am

In reality, looking at the side view. I know how this works. Bullet hits back pack, PE is converted to KE into pack holders head. Pack holder goes unconscious. Unconscious = looking dead. Bad guys move on! Unconscious pack holder saved. I’m so insightful LOL

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Josh July 1, 2011 at 10:24 am

There’s no PE in the equation. A flying bullet has kinetic energy, not potential. The only potential energy in that system was the chemical potential energy of the gunpowder prior to being ignited.

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RWC July 1, 2011 at 08:03 am

If the kid needs that, why not just move to a nicer neighborhood.

Isn’t that the antis usually recommended solution to violence.

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That one guy July 1, 2011 at 03:58 pm

Because it’s totally practical for everyone to up and move just like that D:

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SLD December 22, 2012 at 07:12 pm

yeah because Sandy Hook was a “bad” neighboorhood right? School Shootings happen is Small Rural “SAFE” areas.. I don’t care how “pratical” along with all the what “if’s” or situations that it Wont work… if even on a rare or slight chance it MIGHT provide ANY protection for my child – You better believe I want it! we dont need to “freak out ” our kids out but this is unfortunately the reality of the world we now live in…just as teaching them to wear seatbelts to protect them from bad drunk drivers, teaching them stranger-danger and other safety, self-defense, issues – issues that likely will never happen- yet we keep our kids informed and teach them to be proactive, and aware of their surroundings. Making it second nature to buckle up, they know to run from stranger in a car that approaches them in the front yard etc… my child will now also know that IF he is ever in school shooting situation, First he will run or hide…but God forbide he has no other chance like those kindergarten children, then HE WILL know how to best use his backpack for protection. I am not rich, but my child’s life is priceless….as well as Anything that could help protect him. … $200-$300 … anyone can come up with that amount somewhere – somehow.. . how much do we spend monthly on our $3-$4 coffees ever day, take out lunches, or other crap that adds up so quick, yet we don’t blink an eye at spending in that sense…. it’s a true tragedy that this has become America… but to keep saying “it wont happen in my school”… is just plain stupid..I will always protect, prepare,and teach my child in all ways… even when the world isn’t as pretty and as safe as we would like it to be.. our world is beatuiful and life is full of amazing things but it does not come without the bad and evil. . . if you shelter your child so that they are unaware of that – you are doing them a great dis-service and could cost them their life one day.

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cc19 July 1, 2011 at 01:21 pm

Yet another reason I’m so glad school is a long gone and done in my lifetime; times sure have changed. I am also quite fond of never having to raise my hand to ask permission to go take a piss anymore as well.

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That one guy July 1, 2011 at 03:59 pm

Well you have those sorts of situations in every day life where you have to be given to permission to do something. For some it’s at work, and for others it’s the weekly visit from the dominatrix he hires. School can be long gone and done with, but the rules that you must abide by will allways be there ;_;

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Ranger G July 2, 2011 at 10:04 am

Gotta love the fact that it will stop “hardened high velocity 9 mm Full Metal Jacket (copper).” Boy, I’ve been buying them hardened copper bullets by the TON before Obama cuts off the supply….
More to the point, it may work for the first shot, but the chance of hanging on to that thing after it takes the impact, and keeping it precisely located and positioned to take a second round are about zilch. Bang, I’m alive…bang, I’m dead. What flaming nonsense. And what a commentary on our culture when only a few years ago the kids at my high school would have shotguns in their pickups for an afternoon quail hunt. And the football coach grabbed his 30-30 to dispatch a rabid coyote that wandered onto the field during practice. And surprise…we had no gun violence. What’s changed??

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DeltaB July 3, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I think the best part is this:
“Dupont tm Kevlar ® is made in the USA not a Weaker Cheap China Ripoff (often called ballistic nylon).”

True Ballistic Nylon was actually a precursor to Kevlar, also made by Dupont. Weaker, yes. Rip off, no. English, bad.

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Ted N(not the Nuge) July 22, 2011 at 04:14 pm

This is a joke, right?

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d schaef December 20, 2012 at 03:15 am

for those of you knee-jerk liberals who want to ban guns, guns in the hands of teachers would certainly prevent such horror. any ‘ban’ would only stop potential heros from saving our kids. you dolts, badguys dont follow the law!

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d schaef December 20, 2012 at 03:22 am

we in N.Texas have already started to arm teachers. sadly, badguys will always find victims, but armed teachers prevents Children at school from becoming victims. here’s a little fact for you ‘ban’ nuts….sport shooting is quite relaxing and a great release. perhaps yall should look at violent video games that teach teens to shoot em all then just hit reset

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