Sitting Ducks Under ‘Bullet Proof Blankets’ … No Thanks

ProTecht of Oklahoma Bullet Proof Blankets
ProTecht of Oklahoma Bullet Proof Blankets
Canadian Shooting Sports Association
Canadian Shooting Sports Association

Canada – -( An Oklahoma company that sells a blanket to protect children from gunfire has seen its business grow after a spate of U.S. school shootings has left parents and educators on edge.

ProTecht of Oklahoma originally developed its “Body Guard” blanket product to keep children safe from high-speed debris flying through the air from the tornadoes that frequently hit the state, but many parents see it as armor against bullets, the company said on Thursday.

“The government is not going to do anything in law about guns, and there is nothing else out there to protect the children,” said Stan Schone, who helped develop the blanket.

The 5/16th-inch (7.9 millimeter) pad is made from bullet-resistant materials that can be folded and strapped on the back and then unfurled to hide under in emergency situations. The blankets sell for about $1,000.

The company declined to provide sales figures. Co-developer Steve Walker, an Oklahoma podiatrist, came up with the idea of a protective blanket after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in late 2012 and a tornado a few months later that killed 24 people in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, including seven children at school. ~  (Original story, Yahoo News – Reuters – June 12, 2014)

CSSA ED. NOTE: Sigh. Teaching children to be sitting ducks under blankets? No thanks.

The CSSA is the voice of the sport shooter and firearms enthusiast in Canada. Our national membership supports and promotes Canada’s firearms heritage, traditional target shooting competition, modern action shooting sports, hunting, and archery. We support and sponsor competitions and youth programs that promote these Canadian heritage activities. Website

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This is a ridiculous idea! First of all, the bright orange color will no doubt attract the attention of a shooter. Secondly, with its size, it can’t possibly be more than “Level IIIa”, which will only stop handgun rounds. If it was “Level III or Level IV” it would be too heavy for a small child to hold. A 10″x12″ ceramic “Level III” plate for military body armor weighs over 7 pounds. That thing has about 12 times the surface area of one of those plates so, if it could stop rifle ammo, it would weigh over 85 pounds. So,… Read more »

a real product

there is an item at a real backpack that can carry the school supplies and have a plate put in it that will stop rifle bullets for under 200$ us that out performs this stupid idea at 1/5 the price and is usefull at any time the child has it with them


I agree,I’ve never understood why people think the Israeli way in anything is always best ! It’s not,ever ! If you do the opposite of what they do you will always come out ahead !


How israel does things is the absolute wrong way to deal with any problem. Besides they are the ones who are behind the dis arm America scheme


License,train,and arm the teachers and staff to protect the kids ! This nonsense here is just more of that liberal knee jerk crap !

Bob Shell

One thing that we will never run out of is stupid ideas. This has to rank near the top and like most bad ideas dosn’t address the real problem. Bad guys bring guns to schools while the good guys are disarmed. Guess we will never learn


They always blame the guns,..just the guns !

Michael Hayes

I just love that part about the Gov not going to do anything about gun laws. How about the deranged nuts that do the shootings


And of course offer the product in hi-vis orange. Brilliant.

Jesse Scott

Cover in place. Hope for the best. Attend funerals after. Great strategy.


“The government is not going to do anything in law about guns, and there is nothing else out there to protect the children,” said Stan Schone, who helped develop the blanket.

Nothing, that is, in the minds of mentally deficient liberals, who cannot IMAGINE that arming teachers would let them dispatch would-be killers without delay.

And $1,000.00 for ONE tiny blanket? Such a deal! I’m sure the company is hoping they’ll be mandated, one worthless blanket for every kid in every school in America.

John Virdo

I taught high school for 35 years. Long before there was ever a shooting at a school I had my class go through the “what if” scenario. My door was always kept locked and closed. We had heavy lab tables which were to be quickly placed in front of the door and those glass panels that ran next to the door. Then, we put all the rest of the tables on end to serve as a barrier while we broke out one of the large windows to make our escape outside the building if someone was determined to come through… Read more »


Solution we need is to adopt the Israeli plan: arm all school staff incl teachers and train them to shoot. Then institute armed school patrols by one else has more vested interst in student protection than the school staff and PARENTS. Works in Israel and would work here. Any physically-able parents who refuse to participate in the patrols must place THIS sign in their front yard: “I do not help protect the kids” Radical? Yep, but needed.