Friday, July 15, 2016

Bulletproof blanket seeks to shield kids during school shootings

"While the Bodyguard is also built to help protect children from falling debris during natural disasters like tornadoes, much of the marketing around the product concerns the potential for school shootings. It's the reason the blanket was created in the first place.

Technically, the Bodyguard is bullet-resistant. It's made from the same materials used in military and law enforcement body armor. Instead of having kids put on a flak vest, though, it puts the material in a form that can be folded up and then unfolded to create a body shelter. It has straps that help hold it in place like a backpack. ProTecht posted a video of the blanket undergoing a ballistics test, if you're curious about how it behaves under fire."

'Duck and Cover' 2.0 with a bit of lucrative side action($1000 ea.). Plus, wouldn't tornadic winds turn those things into paragliders? -Chris

Via: K Hammad

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