What’s is Leatherback Gear?
Leatherback Gear™ was invented and designed by two brothers who are first responders with real experience responding to & preventing active shooter and terrorist-related incidents. We create products and technologies with the concepts of safety and protection at the forefront of everything we do.
Our mission is to empower you to keep you and your loved ones safe. At Leatherback Gear™ we believe that when you are equipped with the proper tools and education, you become your first and best line of defense in any situation.
Shouldn’t we wait for the police?
Absolutely let the professionals handle the situation…if they are there. But by their nature law enforcement and first responder personnel are reactive to threats. They only respond when the call comes out; how far away they are or how long it takes for them to arrive is situational dependent. This creates a gap between when the situation occurs and how long before law enforcement will be there. On average it runs 2 to 4 minutes before they arrive…that’s a long time when bullets are flying…trust us; we’ve been there.
What can I do?
Everyday citizens can be proactive and reactive to assist in preventing an active shooter threat before it occurs as well as saving lives during the crisis. Being engaged with friends, family and co-workers, recognizing the signs of distress and intervening will have a profound impact on this epidemic. The Department of Homeland Security uses and supports the phrase, “If You See Something, Say Something.” In other words, be a good a witness but in our mind, please do it with protection on.
But isn’t gun control a better answer?
Our answer is no and here’s why – untimely deaths from fires at home, schools, hospitals, commercial buildings, etc. have been dramatically reduced to near nonexistent levels. Ask almost any one when the last time someone died from a fire was and they give you the puzzled look and say they can’t. The reason is due to the development of aggressive and near instant, reactive and proactive measures in fire-related products (e.g., training, technology, response, safety and preventative education); all of which have saved countless lives. At Leatherback Gear™, we believe the time has come to apply these same principles towards the global active shooter problem. Ask anyone when the last time someone died in an active shooting and nearly everyone knows. Our goal is to equip people everywhere with the proper tools (shop our line of backpacks) and train them to effectively respond to an active shooter threat to save their life and those close to them.
At Leatherback Gear™ your safety and protection is our mission. Used correctly we know our products will increase your odds of survival during an active shooting threat.