Peddling school backpack armor on Fox 10 Phoenix

“Following the deadly shooting in Florida, parents are taking extra precautions to keep their children safe. Sales of bullet-resistant backpacks are on the rise and AR 500, an Arizona company, makes the armored panels that can be put into the bags. FOX 10’s Troy Hayden talks to Ashley Evdokimo about how the inserts work.” — Fox 10 Phoenix

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

2 thoughts on “Peddling school backpack armor on Fox 10 Phoenix”

  1. The perfect right wing solution: hey, let’s not ban assault rifles, let’s put our children in body armor. Just think of the sales potential in this whole new industry. I’ll bet Wall St. is just chomping at the bit on this one. Then think what an effect the daily threat of getting murdered in school will have on our youth. The kids are pissed off and are only going to get more angry as the carnage continues. Their angst will be directed toward our bungled political system that has allowed these things to happen. Hopefully this will bring about the necessary changes that the current group of so called adults can’t seem to manage.

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