Whose side is Durbin on, any way? Just what kind of deranged mind opposes a parent’s decision to buy protective gear for their kids? I don’t believe I would buy body armor for my kids but what’s wrong with it?
Firms selling bullet-proof children’s gear – including Disney Princess and Avengers backpacks lined with Kevlar-type sheeting – are reporting a massive surge in sales in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.
Salt Lake City-based Amendment II is among several firms being accused of callously cashing-in on the tragedy [an odd accusation, given the fact that these firms have been marketing this gear since long before the Sandy Hook rampage] in which 26 people were gunned down including 23 children [sic].
The firm is currently promoting a range of $300 bulletproof backpacks, alongside body armour in children’s sizes, and say they have sold as many in a week as they usually sell in three months.”
I want to protect their right to hunt, for sporting purposes use guns, to even have guns in self defense, but that doesn’t include high capacity ammo clips, military assault weapons and body armor…for goodness sakes that is way beyond any second amendment right.
Durbin said average citizens don’t need access to the kind of military-style equipment used by the gunman in Newtown, CT.
“I’m told that he was wearing body armor at the time [perhaps true, perhaps not--some rumors suggest that just like the Aurora, Colorado theater shooter (also initially reported as wearing armor), he was merely wearing a "tactical vest," with lots of pockets for magazines, but no bullet resistant properties]. A question I have to ask: Why in the world does anyone need to buy body armor? I can see where the military would. I can see where the police would,” Durbin said.
“But when an average citizen buys body armor, you think, what kind of things are you protecting yourself against here?”