Welp, we've finally reached the tipping point. If lunatics are still able to buy guns willy-nilly, this product may interest you. Unless you're the lunatic or someone living in a cave, loving life with a great wifi signal.
From the company ProTecht comes the Bodyguard Blanket. A protective shield for both children and adults, ranging from a size small to a size large, that not only can save you from gunfire, but possible tornado debris moving as quickly as 200 MPH as well. ProTecht is located in Oklahoma so it's no wonder they are keeping tornado alley folks in mind too.
ProTecht's site gives us some information on how the blanket works: "The blanket is composed of two advanced ballistic materials that provide a level of protection consistent with the Level llla, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standard. This standard is commonly used for law enforcement body armor in the United States of America. Recognition and acceptance of the NIJ standard has grown worldwide, making it the performance benchmark for ballistic-resistant body armor. Not only does the Bodyguard™ blanket prevent penetration of many caliber ammunitions, it also absorbs the bullet’s energy to a significant degree, thereby lessening blunt force trauma incurred on the body."
If you're curious how this sucker holds up under real gunfire, see for yourself below!
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Unfortunately each blanket's cost is close to $1000 which means it'll probably be out of reach for a lot of school districts to afford, so that's fun! Apparently the company is trying to partner with schools and non-profit organizations to make the blankets more affordable so maybe that will help the cause. At least someone is trying to make a difference.
To find out more about the Bodyguard Blanket, or even donate to the cause, click HERE.
UPDATED: Also if you're genuinely interested in safety (especially in the classroom), check out these classroom lockdown devices