The nonprofit Gun Violence Archive (GVA) reported a total of 417 mass shootings in 2019 in the US, which means that there were more of these violent incidents than days last year. Among these mass shootings, 31 were classified as mass murders. The group also tallied a total of 15,381 gun deaths (including homicides, suicides, and accidents) and 29,568 gun-related injuries last year.
This year, 59 mass shootings were recorded in May alone, in which 40 people were killed, and 249 were injured. The fact that mass shootings happened while much of the country was under quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic highlights an important truth about mass shootings: they can happen anytime. They can also happen anywhere. Mass shootings have occurred in schools, malls, outside of bars, and even inside a synagogue.
In the wake of these mass shootings, many people wonder when and where the next one would be and how they would survive if ever they get caught in one. Being prepared is key, according to experts. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) prescribes three possible courses of action to take when confronted by an active shooter – run, hide, or fight. Whichever you choose, DHS says it’s crucial to commit to your decision and re-evaluate the situation continuously.
Whether you decide to run, hide, or fight, you can increase your chances of survival by using civilian armored products such as bulletproof vests and armored bags. At the forefront of the growing civilian ballistic protection industry is Bullet Crusher, a company with a mission to provide the general citizenry access to effective life-saving armor solutions. At the core of the company’s values is a deep concern for human lives. This is why it has committed to providing the best and safest products possible.
With an emphasis on comfort and convenience, Bullet Crusher’s products are designed for everyday use. Its Aegis Armored Shield Insert, for example, can turn any ordinary backpack, briefcase, or purse into a life-saving shield capable of protecting against active shooters and knife attacks. It’s less than a quarter of an inch thick and weighs less than a pound, making it easy to carry with you in your daily commute.
Bullet Crusher also offers bulletproof vests made specifically for civilians. Its Civvy Concealed Vest comes in a male and female version, a clear recognition of the differences between a man and a woman’s body. The company believes that the Civvy is the most comfortable bulletproof vest on the market today. The female version of the vest has extra straps at the back to provide added support.
For those who are not inclined to wear a bulletproof vest full time, the company has developed a Ready-to-Go (RTG) Armored Backpack, a fully-functioning backpack with a removable bulletproof armor attachment. It offers a way for individuals to protect themselves without having to wear a bulletproof vest inside their clothes.
Bullet Crusher’s products are made with the Nano-Protek carbon nanotube technology. It’s an innovation that allows for the creation of armored products with twice the protection and half the weight of traditional bulletproof gear.