Here in the U.S., while the debate over gun control swirls to a stand-still like water in a clogged toilet, Miguel Caballero is busy creating solutions.
His company, located in Bogota, Columbia, recently announced its new line of armored clothing for………..children!
Yes, even I couldn’t think of something that ridiculous!
From jackets to backpacks to vests, Miguel’s products protect little Justin or Jocelyn with ballistic bliss!
Yep, school-yard bullies won’t be nearly as feared when the other children don their armored outerwear.
Here, a worker (probably making $1.50 a day) inspects armored vests designed for children at Miguel Caballero’s factory in Columbia.
Please never mind the sweat-shop like conditions in the background!
Caballero is hoping his protective clothing will quickly become the number two Columbian export.
(Cocaine being number one.)
As these pictures show, Miguel routinely tests the effectiveness of his bullet-proof designs on his employees.
(Lets hope they have good health insurance.)
Apparently, about 250 people work at Caballero’s factory. (From the pictures, one would assume that number changes daily!)
And he is always hiring dedicated people willing to take a shot in the arm for the company!
So you may think armored clothing for children is a far-fetched idea.
I couldn’t agree more. That’s why it was shocking to find this as last Saturday’s lead-story of our local paper’s Business News.
Must have been a slow news day is all I can figure.