Seattle Corporation Skirts Gun Debate by Developing Common-sense Invention to Defend Against Gun Violence in the United states.
A Seattle-based company has developed an original, people-first answer to provide protection against the scourge of gun violence. The invention, called the CoverMe-Seat, is a sturdy but light self-supporting seat that converts into a bullet proof vest. In all, the conversion takes less than five seconds. CoverMe-Seat preserves the wearer’s body from the highest caliber handgun bullets and can include a lightweight ballistic shield that can stop ammunition shot from the commonly-used AR-15, which makes the seat superior to bulletproof jackets, backpacks, and even most vests.
“There’s not a single person who wants to think about protecting themselves and their loved ones against the potential of gun violence,” said the Founder of Practical Protection, Aaron Ansel. “Our government leaders should be working hard on common-sense reform, which, by the way, we support, but before that happens, the CoverMe-Seat can serve as one piece of the solution.”
The seat overcomes the shortcomings of bulletproof shields and backpacks because it covers the front and back of the user. In addition, using the back plate, the wearer is protected AR-15 rounds, which almost no bulletproof product can do, at least not practically. The seat weighs 5.5 pounds, or about eleven pounds with the plate.
Co-Founder and Chief Engineer Andrew Enke spent years designing medical implants and devices. “We designed the CoverMe-Seat to convert easily into a bulletproof vest. We knew that there’s practically no-one who is going to put on a bulletproof vest whenever they go to work or school. We wanted to surmount the misconception that protection requires compromise.”
The CoverMe-Seat can be purchased now for $100 for a limited time on covermeseat.com.