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Company Invents Bullet-Proof Blankets for Schools at $1K a Pop

"Bodyguard Blanket" aims to prevent school shootings

June is barely half over, and already we've been barraged by headlines of three mass shootings. One by one, the stories have been reduced to disturbing, yet familiar, sound bites. The Isla Vista man who sought his revenge on women by launching into a rampage. The alleged white supremacists last week who shot and killed two cops in Vegas. And just yesterday, the Oregon teen who walked into his high school on an otherwise ordinary Tuesday, and took another student's life.

As our emotions swing between sadness and anger, the opinions over just what it is that we're going to finally do about this have been steadily flowing in.

And apparently, so have a few far-fetched ideas for preventative measures.

Take the company Bodyguard, which says it's invented a safety shield to protect kids from disasters ranging from tornadoes to school shootings, that would be a good option for "schools on a budget." That is, if you consider $1,000 per blanket to be budget-conscious.

It looks something like this:

Yes, parents, you can finally feel safe again knowing that the "Bodyguard Blanket" is thoroughly protecting your child against crazed individuals.

"What will be done to stop or reduce the number of deaths caused by school shootings?" the company's website asks. But while we should all be open to any and all solutions and preventative measures, the Bodyguard Blanket is raising more eyebrows than it intended. And for good reason, because let's be real — does this really seem like a realistic solution? Do we really think kids are going to carry that blanket around, able to whip it out and take cover at a moment's notice? (Not to mention the fact that they can't possibly cover a person completely.)

In addition to its less-than-comforting marketing, the company has released this video, which seems to try and sell the product through evoking fear than anything else:

What do you think of this product?

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