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August 12, 2019

Mass shootings give rise to bullet-resistant backpacks

By ANNE D'NNOCENZIO
AP Retail Writer

NEW YORK — Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling bullet-resistant backpacks for children in time for the back-to-school shopping season. But critics argue they are using tragedy as a marketing opportunity and exploiting parents' worst fears.

Safety is high on the minds of parents, especially after two back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio that left 31 people dead.


 
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