posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 06:23 AM
i really don't think the intent is for parents to buy one for their kids, but for parents to harass the schools to provide them for their children.
don't think it would help all that much in a tornado, where it will not protect from things like walls crushing them, or large flying debris.
it may offer some protection from small blown debris, but that is it. also it would act as a giant sail, and being attached to the kids may do
more harm than good in that case. far better (and probably cheaper) to just build a proper storm cellar under the school.
as for it's ballistic protection, that is all fine and good, yet in it's stated and shown mode of use, again it works against the children. it would
protect from shots while they are stationary, yet this just makes them unmoving targets unable to run away easily while maintaining protection. that
makes it easy for someone intent on killing to get at them, move them if necessary (like by kicking them aside), completely negating the protection it
affords since it is strapped to their backs. that is IF and it is a big if, the children stay unmoving, which as they would be panicking would more
than likely mean they would instead run in terror. in which case only their backs would be protected. and as they crash into each other and mill
around would again negate most of the protection it would offer. also if the attacker was not armed with a gun but a knife or sword, i would have to
think these would just offer a false sense of protection as like a "bullet proof" vest (without ballistic plates) would not be any protection
against such bladed weapons.
far better to equip the children with actual bullet proof vests which offer protection from all sides, not just the back. yet even that would be
little help in stopping a determined killer. these "blankets" are a giant waste of money as far as i can see.