Nationwide Ban On Personal Body Armor Proposed In Congress: ’10 Years Imprisonment’ For Possession

Body Armor

The latest efforts to attack personal defense as a natural birthright comes from distinguished Congressional representatives Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Danny Davis (D-IL) and takes aim not at your ability to possess a firearm, but rather, to protect yourself from criminals who own them.

HR 378, dubbed the Responsible Body Armor Possession Act,  would make it illegal for civilians to own “enhanced body armor” such as helmets, shields or armor plates that meet or exceed Type III protection. The bill would exempt law enforcement officers and other government officials.

The co-sponsors of the bill believe body armor in the hands of private citizens to be so dangerous that they intend to impose a 10 year federal prison sentence on those found to be in possession of the contraband.

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1 thought on “Nationwide Ban On Personal Body Armor Proposed In Congress: ’10 Years Imprisonment’ For Possession”

  1. Body armor is a wonderful thing for someone in a police force. What is lacking is facial armor. Because no matter how hard armor seeks to protect the individual a bullet to the head is still fatal.
    The police rightfully are concerned. Because if it becomes open warfare on the streets they are vulnerable just like any one else.
    There are weapons out there that no matter how you are armored they will penetrate that armor. And it is not just short range weapons we have to worry about. A typical hunting rifle is quite capable of being used at several hundred yards away from the target. With a scope, it can be deadly accurate. And that is what professionals are using.
    Which makes defending our police almost an impossible task if it comes down to it.
    If you outlaw body armor then only professionals and professional crooks will have the armor.
    The professionals out there use hit and run tactics. They are likely to set up 300-600 yards away and disappear after the first shot.
    No amount of legal manipulation is going to stop that.
    We live in a world full of monsters of various types and they all look human.
    Drones are also out there now. Typically a model airplane person can put together a Drone and stopping it is a real problem for our men and women in service attempting to protect our leaders.
    The other problem is that the other side doesn’t care if they get killed or not. Suicide by cop is still around out there. People high on various drugs is another problem that is difficult to defend against.
    Which makes for a bad situation within a police department. Do you maintain the letter of the law or do you stay alive to fight another day.
    We people that go to work every day and come home every day have no idea what these police are up against. Or who they are up against?
    It is not Mayberry, USA, anymore.
    Several things have to change. The police have to get out of the habit of being predators. They have to use good judgement and they have to have the appearance of being on the side of the average citizen. That means you are not out to put everyone in sight in a jail cell or to run rough shod over anyone’s rights as a citizen. Because if you have to have a lawyer present to even talk to these police then we have them in view as an enemy rather than a friend. That puts them square in the middle.
    What we need is new laws that put the police on the side of the public. Good luck with that.

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