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Posted: 5/6/2022 8:55:29 PM EDT
Are ballistic helmets sales subject to the same restrictions as body armor in CT?  I am talking about the idiotic law whereby you can purchase body armor in-person only (not online).
Link Posted: 5/7/2022 6:44:15 AM EDT
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I'd assume so if the helmet "provide bullet penetration resistance". Per the law, it defines what is "body armor":

Sec. 53-341b. Sale or delivery of body armor restricted.

(c) As used in this section, “body armor” means any material designed to be worn on the body and to provide bullet penetration resistance.
Link Posted: 5/7/2022 6:24:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sbhaven:
I'd assume so if the helmet "provide bullet penetration resistance". Per the law, it defines what is "body armor":

Sec. 53-341b. Sale or delivery of body armor restricted.

(c) As used in this section, “body armor” means any material designed to be worn on the body and to provide bullet penetration resistance.
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Yup, I expected as much. Mind boggling, the only state in the Union with such an idiotic law. Even beats CA and NY.
Link Posted: 5/8/2022 4:33:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ctgunner:
Yup, I expected as much. Mind boggling, the only state in the Union with such an idiotic law. Even beats CA and NY.
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Some take a road trip to NH and hit up the Body Armor Outlet (I think that's the name of the place) for their body armor needs.
https://www.bodyarmoroutlet.com/collections/ballistic-helmets
Link Posted: 5/9/2022 10:33:10 PM EDT
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I ordered a Team Wendy bump helmet from opticsplanet. No issue. However they would not ship a ballistic helmet if I wanted one because it's considered armor.
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 8:35:56 AM EDT
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