Should governments limit or ban citizens form owning and or using bullet proof vests?
Private citizens should be allowed to buy any kind of bullet proof vests they want.
Private citizens should be allowed to buy only certain types bullet proof vests.
Private citizens should not be allowed to buy any kind of bullet proof vests.
Private citizens should be allowed to wear bullet proof vests where ever they want.
Private citizens should be restricted at where they can wear bullet proof vests.
Private citizens should not be allowed to wear any kind of bullet proof vests.
other( if you or don't have some concerns regarding former criminals)
Private citizens should not be banned from buying any kind of body armor and should be allowed to wear it where ever they want to. The government should not have the right to make it easier to shoot you.
Proposed bill limits sale of body armor to private citizens
OKLAHOMA CITY - A local company's sales have skyrocketed in recent months. It's all because of a bill introduced by a Representative from California. The bill would prevent citizens from buying military grade body armor.
Michael Blackmore is the owner of Armor Advantage, a body armor sales and manufacturing company based out of Purcell. When it comes to body armor there's almost nothing Blackmore doesn't know, but a new bill proposed by a Congressman from California has him stumped.
"It started, probably good intentions, but I don't know that it's been thought all the way through," Blackmore said.
The Responsible Body Armor Possession Act, proposed by Rep. Mike Honda, CA, would prevent private citizens from buying military grade body armor.
"They state military grade, but they don't state where that line is, and that's a very slippery slope," Blackmore said.
Blackmore says private citizens like security guards and even taxi drivers buy body armor all the time. He says he won't let his kids go to the shooting range unless they wear it, and he says many people where body armor when they go hunting.
Blackmore says for him it's not a financial opposition he has to the bill. In fact, since it was announced Blackmore's body armor sales have skyrocketed 300%. For him, it's about principle.
"I personally believe that politics should be kept out of this and the bottom line is, we are a free country and we have the right to choose," he said.