As families in Newtown, Connecticut mourn the deaths of 26 people shot dead by a 20-year-old gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday, many parents across the United States are asking how they can keep their children safe from gun violence.
Utah company Amendment II had already come up with an usual solution: a bullet-proof backpack.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) RICH BRAND, AMENDMENT II CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER SAYING:
"The concept came up as things happened at schools. Children need protection as well."
(SOUNDBITE) (English) MARIA TAYLOR, MOTHER SAYING:
"I would like to buy it because it would protect. It's something I would buy in the near future."
The backpacks are lined with bullet-stopping fabric and retail for about 300 dollars.
Bullet-proof backpack to protect kids from guns (0:42)
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