Product Safety Expert & Engineer Avoids Gun Control Debate with Innovative Fix to Protect Against the Scourge of Gun Violence
Product Safety Expert & Engineer Avoids Gun Control Debate with Innovative Fix to Protect Against the Scourge of Gun Violence.
A small Seattle corporation has invented an original, revolutionary answer to provide protection against the fear of mass shootings. The product, called the CoverMe-Seat, is a lightweight, carryable folding seat that can transform into a bulletproof vest. In all, changing the seat to a vest takes less than five seconds. CoverMe-Seat shields the wearer’s front and back from some of the most powerful handgun ammunition and with the addition of a rear plate it can stop bullets fired from a high-powered rifle like an AR-15, which is why the CoverMe-Seat is more defensive than bulletproof jackets, backpacks, and even most vests.
“No one wants to worry about staying safe in a workplace or school shooting situation,” said Aaron Ansel, the startup’s founder. “Our government leaders should come up with a way to do common-sense reform, which we totally endorse, but until that happens, we wanted a viable solution, so we came up with our own.”
CoverMe-Seat is more protective than bulletproof shields and backpacks because it protects both chest and back of the wearer. Furthermore, with the supplementary plate, your rear is shielded against AR-15 fire, something that nearly no other product is capable of. The invention weighs less than six pounds, or about eleven pounds with the plate.
Co-Founder and Chief Engineer Andrew Enke spent most of his career creating highly-precise medical implants. “I was careful to engineer the CoverMe-Seat to be intuitive and easy to use. We started with the assumption that nobody is going to want to wear a bulletproof vest whenever they go to work or school. With the CoverMe-Seat, we sought to get over the assumption that bulletproof protection requires you to compromise some other aspect of your life.”
CoverMe-Seat is available now for only $100 at covermeseat.com.