Sales of bulletproof bookcases – the latest product as a last line of defense against school shootings – have soared in the wake of the Texas massacre.
ProtecED Furniture’s CEO Pete Facchini insists ‘lives would have been saved if they had our bookcase’ at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde – where gunman Salvador Ramos murdered 19 children and two teachers.
Co-founder and military veteran Jake Ahle told Marietta Daily Journal ‘the amount of interest we’ve been getting in our product is 10 times anything we had in the last year and a half, two years, because of what happened in Texas’.
The Georgia-based company produces bookcases made of steel on the outside and Kevlar, a bullet proof synthetic fiber, on the inside.
They are on wheels – so are easy to maneuver – and are equipped with a mirror so any prospective shooter attempting to peer into a class room will only be met by their own reflection.
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Source: Daily Mail