|Miguel Caballero in his manufacturing plant discussing his clothing line.|
It was world news when twenty school children and six staff members were killed by Adam Lanza, who then killed himself at the school. Caballero, told the press, "We started the collection 15 days ago. Today we had the first order of 24 vests from the U.S." Miguel Caballero Ltd. isn't the only company getting in this business. The Associated Press reported that Backpackshield.com is a Texas-based company that has already sold 15 bulletproof backpacks the week after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.
|Bulletproof vests for children.|
|Children's products as displayed on the migeulcaballero.com website.|
But Dr. Monica Alvaraz, who is a family and child pediatric psychologist says, "It seems like they're exploiting a delicate subject. Obviously we have an international free market and they see an opportunity to jump on it." She also feels that wearing the bulletproof attire is actually psychologically damaging for the kids.
Whatever your views, the clothing is now available and already sales are being made. Expect to pay a hefty price though. The adult clothing runs in the thousands of dollars so the children's merchandise will likely be just as costly.
|Testing of product to ensure it meets the company's standards.|