The new school year began in the US on September 1.
Unexpectedly, bulletproof knapsack-type satchels were the most popular among students and their parents before the start of school.
The bags are aimed at self-protection during gunfight in the campus.
Reportedly, several American companies competitively produced such bags to make money.
They excessively advertise that if you carry the bulletproof satchel on your back, you will be safe from danger as your back might be a target when you are running away from a criminal with a gun and that it is good as you can also use it to cover your face and chest when you hide in a corner of a classroom or under a desk.
And a website was set up in the Internet to teach the correct method of using the bag.
This can be witnessed only in the US where gun violence stalks.
It is the reality of US-style civilization.
This time many parents of students bought the special satchels that cost hundreds of dollars each for the safety of their children.
But can it be a solution to the problem of protecting the children from gun violence?
Each day never passes without the news that teachers and students lost their lives at a school as another shooting occurred there.
It is the stern reality of the US that a school for giving education to students is turning into a bloody shambles where they might lose their lives at unpredictable time.
So, purchasing such a satchel will be merely inward consolation.
Some parents hesitate to send their children to school though they have “armed” them with bulletproof satchels.
They never place their hope on the role of police at all in controlling gun violence.
In May there occurred an incident at a primary school in Texas in which 19 students and two teachers were murdered throwing the American society into consternation.
The tragedy is that during the incident police revealed their cowardice and inability without trying to check the crime.
The criminal, a former student of the school, entered it with an automatic rifle and indiscriminately shot all students he came across.
Reportedly, after receiving the relevant warning, all policemen in the region arrived at the spot but they hid in surrounding buildings thinking of their own lives alone before coming out of the shelters only after a special unit entered the school and killed the criminal.
So how can the parents live at ease?
Massive dissemination of films, games and publications whose violent contents preach the law of the jungle and the great disparity between rich and poor and racial discrimination constituting social evils are harming the minds of people and driving them to commit crimes.
It is owing to such situation that a bulletproof satchel became popular.