Seattle Corporation Circumvents Gun Control Debate with a Transformative Product to Protect People from Mass Shootings.
A Seattle-based startup has created an original, immediate fix to defend against the fear of mass shootings. The product, called the CoverMe-Seat, is a lightweight, portable self-supporting seat that can transform into a high-caliber bulletproof vest. In total, the complete process takes about three or four seconds. The portable seat secures the wearer’s body from the most powerful handgun ammunition and with the addition of a rear plate it can stop ammunition shot from a high-powered rifle like an AR-15, which makes the seat a better choice than standard vests, jackets and packpacks.
“There’s not a single person who wants to think about staying safe from gun violence,” said Practical Protection’s Founder, Aaron Ansel. “The elected officials in this country absolutely need to pass common-sense reform, which we back, but prior to that, the CoverMe-Seat can serve as one piece of the solution.”
The seat overcomes the shortcomings of bulletproof inserts because it provides coverage to the front and back of the wearer. Also, with the auxiliary plate, the wearer is protected AR-15 fire, which is something that almost no bulletproof product can do, at least not practically. The portable seat weighs only about five pounds, or about eleven pounds with the plate.
One of the Co-Founders, Andrew Enke is an engineer who previously designed and developed spinal equipment. “I designed the CoverMe-Seat to convert easily into a bulletproof vest. Our premise was that nobody is going to want to wear a bullet proof jacket whenever they go out in public. Our goal was to get around the fallacy that being protected requires you to be uncomfortable. ”
The seat can be bought for $100 online at covermeseat.com.