Bringing my body armor in luggage


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CDR_Glock
February 15, 2011, 05:35 PM
Any precautions I need to be prepared for? I am putting it into checked luggage. I can't CCW my gun in MD.

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451 Detonics
February 15, 2011, 05:50 PM
Other than making sure it is legal to wear there nothing I can think of. If I remember correctly Maryland require a permit for body armor.

Ok I reread the law...you only need a permit if you have a prior conviction for violence or drug offenses

4) APPLICATION FOR BULLETPROOF BODY ARMOR:
Maryland law mandates that all persons with a prior CONVICTION for a crime of violence or a drug trafficking crime are
prohibited from using, possessing, or purchasing bulletproof body armor without a permit issued by the Secretary of the
Maryland State Police.
NOTE: A permit to use, possess, or purchase bulletproof body armor is not required for persons not convicted of a
crime of violence or a drug trafficking crime.

CDR_Glock
February 15, 2011, 06:48 PM
It is legal to wear here as long as you're not committing a felony.

lemaymiami
February 16, 2011, 03:38 PM
I don't know anyone who would wear one unless they needed to.... Even after wearing one for many years I couldn't wait to take it off at the end of a shift.

GambJoe
February 17, 2011, 11:07 PM
I've been looking into armor for mountain biking. Don't laugh bouncing your knees and elbow against rocks ain't fun at my age.

Believe me you can pretty much cover yourself from head to toe.

I wonder if I could be busted for Bicycle armor? :uhoh: They look the same
and have the same manufacturers sometimes.

kingpin008
February 17, 2011, 11:20 PM
Why would you be busted in the first place? It's not illegal to own or transport, as long as you're not a felon.

HorseSoldier
February 17, 2011, 11:59 PM
I don't know anyone who would wear one unless they needed to.... Even after wearing one for many years I couldn't wait to take it off at the end of a shift.

Huge +1. The OP sounds like he's wanting to wear body armor since he can't CCW . . . which unless he's heading to a meet with Crockett, Tubbs, and the Cali Cartel seems a bit outside the realm of the reasonable.

Ryanxia
February 18, 2011, 10:10 AM
That's the great thing about America, even if it seems rediculous/paranoid, WE CAN! (no Obama pun intended)

quatin
February 18, 2011, 10:40 AM
Prepare to have your luggage inspected. I don't think the X-rays will go through the ceramic plate. Put expensive/delicate stuff in your carry on.

CDR_Glock
February 18, 2011, 06:22 PM
Prepare to have your luggage inspected. I don't think the X-rays will go through the ceramic plate. Put expensive/delicate stuff in your carry on.

It's a 3A for ammo not a stab vest.

I never needed to wear it and I'm not going to a bad area. I'm still deciding whether to bring it.

kingpin008
February 18, 2011, 06:38 PM
CDR - Where in MD will you be? I ask because there are definitely some gnarly areas in the state, but most of them you probably won't have any reason to find yourself in anyhow.

mbruce
February 18, 2011, 07:02 PM
heck yea bring it. This great country is newly founded on excess! Body Armour may be a bit excessive...but oh well --

mbruce
February 18, 2011, 07:03 PM
CDR - Where in MD will you be? I ask because there are definitely some gnarly areas in the state, but most of them you probably won't have any reason to find yourself in anyhow.
ya know -- I never would have figured that until watching some documentary...prob about gangs...and it talked about Maryland... some of your areas can compete/surpass with our New Orleans.

Rail Driver
February 18, 2011, 07:54 PM
I flew to Detroit with mine last year (Delta and United I think) and had no problems with that or the pistol.

srmraider189
February 19, 2011, 04:32 AM
as said it is not illegal to own or carry or wear body armor except Connecticut unless your a felon best of luck long live the republic

lemaymiami
February 20, 2011, 11:08 AM
One other small item about the various kinds of gear that you can buy and have available.... Some items do rate fairly high on the "Wonder what this guy's up to?" scale for anyone in the fun world of law enforcement. If it were me I'd rather not attract that kind of attention to myself.... I'd much rather go about my daily activities without being added to anyone's "things to look into" list. But that's just my not-so-trusting nature and I suppose every retired cop brings that kind of outlook with him until he (or she) isn't able to worry about anything one day...

CDR_Glock
February 27, 2011, 01:31 PM
I'm in MD, now. I didn't bring it after all. Hahaha!

withdrawn34
February 27, 2011, 06:35 PM
Strange law. What is bullet "proof" body armor? I've never heard of that. I don't think such a thing exists. I've heard of bullet resistant body armor, sure. ;)

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