Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Bullet Proof Baby

Bullet Proof Baby Industries is a baby protection company. Stella Stevenson, founder and CEO, realised there was a gap in the market for a range of products to protect babies in today's increasingly violent society.

At first I thought this was a joke, but it's not. The company is for real. They sell bullet proof jackets, riot helmets, riot shields, gas masks, and bomb blankets for babies. As well as bullet proof strollers and yes, toddler tasers.

I have mixed emotions about all this. On one hand I think I would do anything to protect my baby, on the other I'm not sure whether this is the way to do it.

What disturbes me most is the video that you get to see when you go to the site. The 'Bullet Proof Baby Stroller' product test. A real live baby is placed into a stroller, then a woman shoots at the stroller with a gun. The baby is then removed,apparently unharmed.

(thanks Gary)