For the first time ever, you can prepare your children for the potential war zone known as the local elementary school with bullet proof blankets.
The The Bodyguard Blanket was developed by Steve Walker, a father of two elementary school students who was horrified by the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, which left 20 children and six adults dead. In the 14 months following Newtown, there were at least 44 school shootings. “We wanted our children to have a layer of protection immediately,” Walker told Oklahoma NBC affiliate KFOR. “They can be stored in the classroom, and, when seconds count, they can be easily applied.”
It comes in both child and adult sizes and is designed to be bulletproof, made from the same materials that US soldiers and law enforcement wear, the manufacturer’s website claims. The manufacturers estimate that the blankets provide protection against “90% of all weapons that have been used in school shootings in the United States.”
Source: Mother Jones
At the price of $1,000 a pop, at least we can be assured that the only children that really matter in this society – the ones whose parents aren’t struggling just to provide their children with three meals a day – will be saved.