The Bodyguard Blanket, made by a company called ProTecht, is a bulletproof 5/16-inch pad, made from the same materials used by our military, except it’s for kids. They even come in different sizes, Tech Insider reports.
It was presented in June 2014. Since then, roughly 18 months ago, we’ve seen many more mass shootings, including the most recent in San Bernardino, California, where 14 people were killed and at least 17 others were injured.
Here are some facts about the blanket, according to the company’s website. These are all direct quotes:
- It is made of the same materials the U.S. soldiers wear while in battle, and is equal to or exceeds the protection used by our police departments.
- After extensive research, it is estimated that Bodyguard blanket provides bullet resistant protection against 90% of all weapons that have been used in school shootings in the United States.
- Bodyguard blanket can be easily fastened around a child or adult, and is amazingly lightweight.
- When seconds count, Bodyguard blanket can provide a quick, simple solution for maximum protection against a school intruder.
“Bodyguard blanket can provide protection when used properly in many settings. These include, home, highway (cars and trucks), workplace, shopping center, amusement park, sporting event or any other location where people reside,” – the site reads.