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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 10/18/2001 6:19:27 AM EDT
Can a scumbag civilian own a bullet proof vest? Someone here at work told me they thought there was also legislation against me owning one?? Ropes
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 6:20:53 AM EDT
last i heard, around here anyway, you could own one, but not wear one. typical liberal logic. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 6:36:46 AM EDT
In TX a civvy can buy em. I was looking at one at the last gunshow. Brand new(forgot which brand) Level IIa for 400+ dollars. In CA they are somewhat regulated. Depends on the state I guess.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 6:45:59 AM EDT
I believe you can own and wear one. The law doesn't allow wearing one while committing a crime.....hmmm, I guess gun control can work???
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 2:14:16 PM EDT
It's apparently legal to own and wear one in CO. I interviewed a kid in CO who's a budding freestyle MX jumper. He and his dad bought a vest (used) over the Internet for him to wear. They thought a bulletproof vest would be better than regular MX shoulder pads because it would permit greater freedom of movement and be hidden underneath the jersey, looking better. The downside is that the vest is hot, but since you're only on the bike for a couple minutes in freestyle, that's minor. You wouldn't want to ride an entire 20-minute (or longer) moto wearing one! [:)]
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 5:15:45 PM EDT
Tried wearing an old flak vest in conjunction with leathers for roadracing. Didn't allow enough flexibility for racing and it was too hot for even 10 minute races, but something like that - perhaps a more discreet, high airflow version - would be nice to have on the street. Anything that stops a bullet can also diffuse the impact from car mirrors, aerials, poles, bumpers and most of the other things that motorcylists occasionally bump into.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 5:25:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ropes4u: Can a scumbag civilian own a bullet proof vest? Someone here at work told me they thought there was also legislation against me owning one?? Ropes
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I don't know of a single state that bans possession, purchase, or wear by law-abiding citizens. Most states (and there might be a federal law too) ban wearing it while committing a felony. There have been some proposals, not sure if they were successful, to ban possession by convicted felons.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 5:27:16 PM EDT
Depends on the local (State) laws. I own four.. (Hey, when they turn up for what I think is cheap, I snag em.. A Second Chance DC for 75.00? Hell yes!) Meplat-
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 5:32:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 5:52:24 PM EDT
I'll search for the law, but I'm pretty sure I read some NY law that said they are legal unless you're committing some other crime while wearing one
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 5:56:25 PM EDT
S 270.20 Unlawful wearing of a body vest. 1. A person is guilty of the unlawful wearing of a body vest when acting either alone or with one or more other persons he commits any violent felony offense defined in section 70.02 while possessing a firearm and in the course of and in furtherance of such crime he wears a body vest. 2. For the purposes of this section a "body vest" means a bullet-resistant soft body armor providing, as a minimum standard, the level of protection known as threat level I which shall mean at least seven layers of bullet-resistant material providing protection from three shots of one hundred fifty-eight grain lead ammunition fired from a .38 calibre handgun at a velocity of eight hundred fifty feet per second. The unlawful wearing of a body vest is a class E felony.
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