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Q about vest ???

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by RUBZERK, Jan 3, 2006.

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  1. RUBZERK

    RUBZERK Member

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    Why is it against the law to own a bullet proof vest ???
     
  2. bogie

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    It isn't.
     
  3. RUBZERK

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    ?

    So it is legal to own & wear a bullet proof vest in public ??? anywhere in the USA ??
     
  4. Bruce333

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    Right at the moment anyway....


    However, no mail order sales in CT, in store only.

     
  5. RUBZERK

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    So where would somebody buy a bulletproof vest at ?
     
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    Military surplus comes to mind...
     
  7. V4Vendetta

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    Check online. You'd be amazed what's online these days.
     
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    Aren't there significant restrictions on buying body armor in California, New York, and New Jersey? I'm at least certain it's illegal for a convicted felon to own armor in New Jersey. Not sure about purchasing, however.
     
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    Federal law prohibits convicted felons from possesing body armor, in all States.



    http://www.bulletproofme.com/index.shtml
     
  11. RUBZERK

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    Does anybody here own a vest that they wear on a daily that is not a LEO
     
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    I think there are many jurisdictions in which wearing one during the comission of a felony bumps the felony up a notch.

    That's how it is here (Fla) with wearing a mask during the comission...
     
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    I believe it's illegal for commoners to own bullet-proof gear in a few states: after all, we certainly wouldn't want them to believe they're entitled to the same degree of protection as self-appointed aristocrats, would we?
     
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    Isnt it funny how the places you would most likely need a bullet proof vest. Are the places that don't let you have one. I guess the same can be said for CWP. I'm glad I live in Fl.
     
  15. Lone Tundra Wolf

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    Rubzerk....I ware one everyday for personal reasons....I shop and deal with a lot of places that will not let me carry my 9 with me...so that is the reason for the vest. And no I am not a LEO....
     
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    From the books, in Wisconsin

     
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    This thread is a good reminder to pick up body armor. Anyone interested enough in guns and our RKBA to get a CCW etc should buy armor...while they still can.
     
  18. Devonai

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    Cops wear concealed ballistic vests all the time. Why wouldn't you want their feedback?
     
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    Methinx that the original poster needs to go slap their high school English teacher around a little...

    Getting one's idea of laws from television and video games is a sure way to end up in jail.
     
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    I know some states also prohibit anyone from wearing bullet proof vests during the commission of a felony. So it's illegal to wear a vest while say, robbing a bank.
     
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    This thread strikes me as odd, but still I read on with great interest. :D
     
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    Texas Penal Code § 46.041. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF METAL OR BODY ARMOR BY FELON.
    (a) In this section, "metal or body armor" means any body covering manifestly designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of protecting a person against gunfire.
    (b) A person who has been convicted of a felony commits an offense if after the conviction the person possesses metal or body armor.
    (c) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree.
     
  23. dfaugh

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    I sell it

    contact me by PM if interested.
     
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    There are jurisdictions where it's illegal for ordinary citizens to own and wear body armor. These are typically jurisdictions where it's also illegal for ordinary citizens to carry firearms for self-defense. Can't handicap the criminals, you know.:banghead:
     
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    So what's in 941.291(3),GregGry?

    941.291(2)§2 begins to outline conditions under which a person may not possess body armor, but stops short of actually imposing any condition. If this statute is completely reflected in your post, it appears there is no restriction, yet 941.291(4), (5), and (6) enumerate exemptions from the (non) said restrictions.

    Either the missing conditions are in 941.291 (2) or (3), correct?:confused:
     
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