I understand why a police officer facing a ballistic assault would want a BulletSafe Bulletproof Bandana: it protects some pretty important bits and pieces of their body. The problem: the lower face-covering shield makes officers seem even less like actual people than their usual body armor and, it should be said, reflective sunglasses. It’s hard to de-escalate a situation when you look like Robocop. Still, I’d buy that for a dollar! Press release:
12 Year Old’s Invention Starts Keeping Cops Safe Today
Recently a police officer in Texas was killed in the line of duty. He was shot in the neck.1 It is a common area for fatal gunshots and an area that has never been well protected, until now. Now there is a new invention from a 12 year old in Michigan.
Michael Nardone was 9 when he came up with the idea for the BulletSafe Bulletproof Bandana. Now he is 12 and his invention is ready to save lives. The BulletSafe Bulletproof Bandana is easy to put on and made of the same material as a bulletproof vest.
“It protects your neck, your upper chest, and your lower face from bullets.” says Michael. “It looks cool too. You can duck down into it like a turtle or stick your neck out of it to be friendly and talk to people.”
This idea, which combined Michael’s ski mask and the bulletproof vests made by his Dad’s company, seemed too good to let slip away. He and his dad started building prototypes. “It was like Goldilocks, this one’s too big, this one’s too small, this one’s just right.” says Tom Nardone, Michael’s father and President of BulletSafe Bulletproof Vests.
When they had the design right, they put it into production. Now anyone can buy one.2 The bandana will stop almost all handguns including a .44 Magnum. It is affordable at just $129 and weighs only 1.8 lbs..
The Nardones hope police officers keep these bulletproof bandanas handy and deploy them under dangerous circumstances. BulletSafe also plans to show the design to the US Military to protect our troops. Lots of other people need protection too. BulletSafe already sells affordable vests to security companies, ATM repairmen, repo-men, process servers, bailbondsmen, even jewelers. All sorts of people want protection.
Meanwhile, Michael would like to see a few things happen. “I can’t wait to get the patent with my name on it. Then I hope it saves some lives. I’m also going to get some royalties. Some of the money will go to my college fund and I get to spend the rest.”