Bulletproof Backpack Gives Father, Son Peace Of Mind07:39
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Chief Operating Officer for Amendment II, Rich Brand, shoots a child's backpack with their Rynohide CNT Shield in it on December 21, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (George Frey/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Chief Operating Officer for Amendment II, Rich Brand, shoots a child's backpack with their Rynohide CNT Shield in it on December 21, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (George Frey/Getty Images)

The 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and other shootings since then have led many Americans to fear for their safety and the safety of their loved ones. According to the non-profit Gun Violence Archive, 329 people have been killed in mass shootings in the U.S. so far this year. A number of companies are now selling bulletproof clothing, notebooks and backpacks to offer consumers protection.

Charles Abreu, a contractor from Lowell, Massachusetts, bought a bulletproof backpack for his 9-year-old son, Nicholas. He told Here & Now's Robin Young that this is the "new normal" for Americans and the backpack gives him, and his son, peace of mind.

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  • Charles Abreu, contractor and father from Lowell, Massachusetts.

This segment aired on December 28, 2015.

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