Valdosta Daily Times

Archive

School Shooting Self.jpg

Rick Brand, Chief Operating Officer of Amendment II, holds a children's backpack, left, and anti-ballistic insert during a demonstration at the company's manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Anxious parents reeling in the wake the Connecticut school shooting are fueling sales of armored backpacks for children, as firearms enthusiasts stock up on assault rifles nationwide amid fears of imminent gun control measures. At Amendment II, sales of children backpacks and armored inserts are up 300 percent.

Top News
Poll

School starts again in about two weeks. What do you think?

It's still summer. School starts too soon.
Seems like the right time to return.
Abolish summer recess. Make school year-round.
     View Results