eCommerce Company Skirts Firearm Debate with Novel, Revolutionary Answer to Ease Anxiety Over the Threat of Mass Shootings.
Practical Protection, a Washington-based startup has designed and manufactured an imaginitive, immediate fix to protect against school shootings. The invention, named the CoverMe-Seat, is a lightweight, portable seat-insert that turns into a bullet proof vest. In total, the transformation takes a few seconds. The portable seat preserves the user’s torso from some of the most powerful handgun rounds and can include a lightweight ballistic shield that can stop ammo shot from a high-powered rifle like an AR-15, which enables it to be more protective than the alternatives.
“No one wants to worry about keeping themselves and their loved ones safe against gunfire,” stated Aaron Ansel, the company’s founder. “Our lawmakers absolutely need to pass common-sense firearm laws, which we fully support, but while that’s being worked on, the CoverMe-Seat is an immediate solution to an immediate problem.”
CoverMe-Seat is more effective than backpacks with bulletproof inserts because it protects both chest and back of the person using it. In addition, using the back plate, you are protected against AR-15 fire, something that practically no other options can offer. The invention weighs 5.5 pounds, or about eleven pounds with the plate.
One of the Co-Founders, Andrew Enke is an engineer who worked for years in the ultra-precise area of medical devices. “I was careful to design the CoverMe-Seat to be both effective and simple. Our premise was that no-one really is going to wear a bullet proof vest whenever they go to work or school. Our goal was to overcome barriers to daily use.”
CoverMe-Seat is available now for $100 at covermeseat.com.