Start-up Company Skirts Gun Control Debate with Innovative Device to Defend Against the Fear of Mass Shootings

Start-up Company Skirts Gun Control Debate with Innovative Device to Defend Against the Fear of Mass Shootings.


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A small Seattle startup has designed and manufactured an innovative, people-first device to defend against the scourge of gun violence. The invention, called the CoverMe-Seat, is a portable, lightweight seat-insert that turns into a bullet proof vest. All in all, changing the seat to a vest can be carried out in less than five seconds. CoverMe-Seat shields the user’s body from some of the most powerful handgun rounds and can include a lightweight ballistic shield that can stop ammunition shot from an AR-15-style weapon, which makes the seat a better choice than the alternatives.

“I’ve never met a person who likes thinking about staying safe in a mass-shooting scenario,” said Aaron Ansel, the Founder of Practical Protection. “Our government leaders should be working hard on common-sense firearm laws, which we support, but until that becomes a reality, we wanted a viable solution, so we came up with our own.”


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The seat is superior to bulletproof inserts because it protects both chest and back of the person using it. In addition, using the back plate, the wearer is protected AR-15 rounds, something that nearly no other product is capable of. The seat weighs only about five pounds, less than a gallon of milk.

Andrew Enke, Chief Engineer, spent most of his career creating highly-precise medical implants. “I engineered the CoverMe-Seat to be both effective and simple. We designed the CoverMe-Seat around the idea that nobody decides they are going to wear a bullet proof jacket every time they go to a public event. We knew we needed to get over the idea that bulletproof protection requires compromise.”

The CoverMe-Seat is available for $100 at covermeseat.com/purchase.

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