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#102193 - 08/09/07 11:12 PM New type of Bug Out Bag
Roarmeister Offline
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The Story
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/13860078/detail.html

The manufacturer's website
http://www.mjsafetysolutions.com/

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#102194 - 08/09/07 11:17 PM Re: New type of Bug Out Bag [Re: Roarmeister]
JCWohlschlag Offline
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Registered: 11/26/06
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Loc: Sterling, Virginia, United Sta...
With the amount of books they're making students carry these days eek, wouldn't backpacks already be bulletproof?
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#102218 - 08/10/07 02:53 AM Re: New type of Bug Out Bag [Re: JCWohlschlag]
Themalemutekid Offline
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Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 351
Loc: New Jersey
This has to be a joke right? Who here would buy one of those bags?
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#102231 - 08/10/07 08:37 AM Re: New type of Bug Out Bag [Re: JCWohlschlag]
frenchy Offline
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Loc: France
you might get an idea here "books of truth"
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#102253 - 08/10/07 01:37 PM Re: New type of Bug Out Bag [Re: frenchy]
el_diabl0 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 301
Loc: NE Ohio
I agree that a bag full of books would probably stop a bullet. Either way, that's a hefty price for such a bag if you weigh risk vs. cost, although it is more affordable that I would have thought.

From the article:
The fathers researched school shootings from 1900 to this year.

I'd like to see the data they came up with. What are the odds of your child getting shot at school?

Although certainly tragic, I think school shootings overall are quite rare, and children are relatively safe. I cant find any stats, but I would bet sports kills more children at school than bullets.

Here are some stats I found on school shootings. http://youthviolence.edschool.virginia.edu/violence-in-schools/school-shootings.html
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#102296 - 08/10/07 10:30 PM Re: New type of Bug Out Bag [Re: frenchy]
JCWohlschlag Offline
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Registered: 11/26/06
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Thanks for that, frenchy. I know the MythBusters did a small test of what kind of books and so forth are bulletproof, but I don't remember their specific results.

On another note, it's nice to know that the backpack I lugged around in high school would have made a nice frag shield. I can guarantee that there was at least a 9-inch stack of books in it every single day. It made the P.E. coaches mad because my bag didn't fit into their stupid lockers, so I had to put my bag in the coach's room (which locked).
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#102319 - 08/11/07 01:47 AM Re: New type of Bug Out Bag [Re: Themalemutekid]
picard120 Offline
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Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 763
that bag is too heavy for a child. The kid would break his spine for carrying it.

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#102323 - 08/11/07 02:15 AM Re: New type of Bug Out Bag [Re: picard120]
el_diabl0 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
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Loc: NE Ohio
When I was in school, if you were caught with a book bag, you were a dork. I carried all my books. frown

Many schools now have rules that once you get to school, the book bag stays in the locker.
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#102331 - 08/11/07 12:59 PM Re: New type of Bug Out Bag [Re: el_diabl0]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5338
Loc: SOCAL
Many schools have gotten rid of the lockers.
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#102332 - 08/11/07 02:29 PM Re: New type of Bug Out Bag [Re: Russ]
nouseforaname Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 76
i would wonder what the legalities are regarding the carrying of a bullet-resistant material? vests are verbotten in most states without a permit...how would a bookbag be any different. not to mention the knee-jerk reaction much of the media would suffer from assuming kids actually started showing up with these bags...cause, ya know, that means theyve got weapons too and mean to do ill to their peers.
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