NEW YORK, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As America once again struggles to make sense of the latest horrific mass shooting incidents, culminating this past weekend in the worst mass shooting in US history in Orlando, Florida, a new organization is looking to raise awareness of the life-saving potentials of bulletproof products.
"StopBulletsNow (https://www.stopbulletsnow.org) is not a politically affiliated organization and we are not trying to tell people whether we believe they should have the right to own a gun or not," explains Executive Director Michael Robinson. "Our purpose is to educate people- primarily parents- on what to teach their kids to do in the event of an emergency- like a school shooting- and to provide the proper equipment, which can make the difference between life and death."
With seven mass shootings in just seven days since June 6th, and a total of 133 since 2016 started, many fear mass shootings are on a steep increase with no end in sight and are turning to products such as bulletproof backpacks. "After the most recent shootings, I bought one for each of my kids," says Martha Leonard of Dallas, Texas. "We watch the news- every day we live in fear that they could go to school and never come back. These backpacks give us some peace of mind."
What is clear is that with the Presidential election less than five months off, Americans can expect to see the gun control issue take center stage in national discussion and debate- but will this accomplish anything substantial? Not according to analyst Peter Stein, who says "We must remember that the 2nd Amendment is entrenched in our Constitution and getting rid of it would require the approval of 3/4 of all 50 states- something that is near improbable."
StopBulletsNow retails not only their bulletproof backpacks, but also bulletproof notebook covers, clipboards, and gym & travel gear for people of all ages. The products are all manufactured with NIJ IIIA standard material- meaning they can protect against handgun, shotgun, and sub-machine gun blasts.
One thing is for sure- retailers of such products are already seeing a spike in sales that are sure to last into the summer months as parents prepare for the 2016 school year- possibly even becoming the most popular Fall accessory for kids and teens.
"We are doing everything we can to raise awareness of these products so we can take our educational campaign across America into all 50 states," says Robinson. "We are currently in talks with school boards, as one of our organization's key goals is to donate backpacks to children in high-risk areas. In the fall we also plan to launch contests where people can nominate a teacher to win backpacks for their entire classroom. We want to do a lot of good things and save a lot of lives."
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