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Many people these days are scared about the idea of traveling. Especially air travel. And with the TSA having a failure rate of over 90% when trying to catch weapons that people are trying to sneak onto planes, people obviously aren’t feeling any safer.

But, if something happens and there is the threat of gunfire in an airport or on a flight that you are on, you can have an increased sense of safety because, now, there is a carry on bag which is bulletproof.

To be fair, it’s actually a backpack, but, hey, it’s small and can be easily thrown over the shoulder while boarding, and it has a TSA approved back opening. And, if you’re a technology junkie, you’ll be happy to know that it has a built in charger, too, so that you charge your phone. Jack Billings writes,

The bag offers 20 pockets and compartments for organization, including a compartment for large laptops and tablets that meets TSA guidelines for back opening. This permits users to keep the tech devices inside the bag when traveling. In addition to a dedicated laptop area, the ProShield Smart also boasts a RFID protected compartment.

The bulletproof backpack has been tested and certified by the National Institute of Justice and according to the company “weighs on ounces more than a non-armored backpack.”

It doesn’t take much imagination to think of how this handy “bag” could be used. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being in the middle of the highjacking of the plane that you are on, how could you use this to protect yourself as you try to prevent another 9/11 situation? Of, if you are just having a regular day and an active shooter situation happens near you, this could give you a better chance of survival.

Whatever the situation which you are concerned about, this may be the next bag that you wish to buy.

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The media is seeing how far it can go to generate a buzz for more gun control. Of course, partisan politicians are trying to exploit the recent tragedy in Ft. Lauderdale.  A ban on guns in checked luggage is a pretty logical place for leftists to start. They can scream about how supporters of the Second Amendment won’t keep guns out of our airports and are therefore killing our children.

The N.Y. Times fired off an article with this line:

Gun-control supporters said the shooting raised questions about the efforts in some states, including Florida, to allow gun owners to carry firearms inside passenger terminals in airports, but it was unclear if the shooting would lead to calls for the T.S.A. to tighten firearm regulations.

Obviously, the N.Y. Times and various gun control groups will try to turn this killing into a political football, as shown above, they already have. However, it’s doubtful that the left will be able to take banning checked guns very far.

Here’s why leftist might not gain much traction with a luggage gun ban, look at this line from the exact same N.Y. Times article:

“Since there are so many states that allow the concealed and open carry of firearms in the nonsecure side of airport terminals, the carriage of firearms in checked baggage poses the same level of risk as any public building in which carrying firearms is allowed.”

Any idiot can see that if the baggage terminal of an airport doesn’t require screening, a luggage ban is moot. The shooter doesn’t need to check his bag, he can just put the gun in his waistband and walk into an airport. While liberals were pretty successful in fooling the public into thinking that so-called “assault weapons” were the same as machine guns, they just can’t fool anyone here. Requiring a full search to enter baggage claim is pretty impractical and will probably prove to be unpopular.

The “gun-free” zone zealots might try to ban guns in all airports, but a luggage specific ban by the TSA is pretty unlikely.

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