Amendment II's "Ballistic Backpack."
Amendment II's "Ballistic Backpack." - 
Listen To The Story
Marketplace

This final note today, which is, I guess, a sign of the times. Although that doesn't make it any less depressing.

There's a company in Salt Lake City called Amendment II. It makes lightweight body armor, mostly for police and military, which you'd expect.

Since Friday, though, sales of armored kids' backpacks have tripled. They've got a teen model, and then one with the Avengers on it and one with Disney Princesses.

In not-unrelated news, today Michigan governor Rick Snyder vetoed a bill that would have allowed concealed weapons in churches, schools and daycare centers.

“I think the best compliment I can give is not to say how much your programs have taught me (a ton), but how much Marketplace has motivated me to go out and teach myself.” – Michael in Arlington, VA

As a nonprofit news organization, what matters to us is the same thing that matters to you: being a source for trustworthy, independent news that makes people smarter about business and the economy. So if Marketplace has helped you understand the economy better, make more informed financial decisions or just encouraged you to think differently, we’re asking you to give a little something back.

Become a Marketplace Investor today – in whatever amount is right for you – and keep public service journalism strong. We’re grateful for your support.

Follow Kai Ryssdal at @kairyssdal