View Poll Results: Should governments limit or ban citizens form owning and or using bullet proof vests?

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  • Private citizens should be allowed to buy any kind of bullet proof vests they want.

    32 94.12%
  • Private citizens should be allowed to buy only certain types bullet proof vests.

    0 0%
  • Private citizens should not be allowed to buy any kind of bullet proof vests.

    0 0%
  • Private citizens should be allowed to wear bullet proof vests where ever they want.

    10 29.41%
  • Private citizens should be restricted at where they can wear bullet proof vests.

    0 0%
  • Private citizens should not be allowed to wear any kind of bullet proof vests.

    0 0%
  • other( if you or don't have some concerns regarding former criminals)

    2 5.88%
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    Re: Should governments limit or ban citizens form owning and or using bullet proof ve

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I remember reading/hearing about some bank robbery in California I think where the two robbers were wearing body armor and shooting cops and they couldn't be stopped for a awhile until they finally got shot in the head. Most lesigslation/laws are a reaction to something that happened like that.
    When I lived in Illinois, where it is illegal for a private citizen to wear vests the story above was the example given. I do a lot of training with the officers in my hometown so obviously I can call them for questions. A friend of mine who is a real estate attorney was attending the sale of a farm that was foreclosed and he was receiving death threats from the family. We tried to get him a vest but was told they were not legal for citizens. He ended up hiring private guards instead. The problem with this is how many people can afford armed guards if they feel their life is in danger.

    I understand the position of law enforcement considering what a mess that shootout was in Cali, but I also fear regular citizens could be put in danger in certain cases.

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    Re: Should governments limit or ban citizens form owning and or using bullet proof ve

    Yet again, the government, and usually those on the left, want to further weaken the average citizenry. First, it's gun control so we cannot defend ourselves. Now, it's body armor so we cannot protect ourselves. All in the childishly naive belief that these legal restrictions will cause criminals to not have access to them.
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    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should governments limit or ban citizens form owning and or using bullet proof ve

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I remember reading/hearing about some bank robbery in California I think where the two robbers were wearing body armor and shooting cops and they couldn't be stopped for a awhile until they finally got shot in the head. Most lesigslation/laws are a reaction to something that happened like that.
    They indeed are a reaction to stuff like that. They're also poorly thought out and never serve the purposes alleged.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should governments limit or ban citizens form owning and or using bullet proof ve

    I should have voted yes to both buying and wearing

    anything cops can have in terms of protective gear other civilians should be able to have. I have a Level III vest that has a handgun in a pouch with a flashlight near my nightstand. its not a big as I would like but its better than nothing



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    Re: Should governments limit or ban citizens form owning and or using bullet proof ve

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    There is absolutely no reason to outlaw this. It's an article of clothing that protects the user. Is the government worried they won't be able to kill someone? Really?
    This is what the bill looks like.They want to ban something so it is easier for them to kill you.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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