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Sales Skyrocket For Utah Company's Bulletproof Backpacks

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(CNN) The demand for a Utah company's bulletproof backpacks skyrocketed in the aftermath of the Connecticut elementary school shooting.

The backpacks, made by the Utah-based company Amendment II, are lined with bullet-stopping fabric. The light material can stop handgun rounds.

The company makes most of its money off of lightweight ballistic vest for police officers and soldiers.

"The concept came up as things happened at schools; children need protection as well," said Rich Brand, COO Amendment II.

The company says it used to only sell a small amount of children's body armor and backpacks at gun show.

However, ever since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, sales have skyrocketed, with people looking for ways, however unconventional, to protect their children.

The backpacks retail from $150 to $300.

The company says it's seen a worldwide demand for its products, including child-sized body armor, so much so their website has crashed several times.

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