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US Citizens May Be Banned From Buying Body Armor

US Citizens May Be Banned From Buying Body Armor

           It’s time to remind US citizens again of HR 378, the Act that would “prohibit the purchase, ownership, or possession of enhanced body armor by civilians, with exceptions,” (source). The Act caused a stir when it was first reported on in early 2015, but has since dwindled in the media, and slipped through the cracks of the public’s attention. The proposal is still open, however, and those who are interested can track its progress through the (source) link above. The Act was proposed on January 14, 2015 by Representatives Michael Honda (D-CA), Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Robin Kelly (D-IL), and Danny Davis (D-IL). According to washingtonwatch.com, other sponsors...

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Responding to Active Shooter situations

Responding to Active Shooter situations

Responding to an Active Shooter Real Active Shooter Incidents On April 6, 2007, a single gunman perpetrated the Virginia Tech massacre, and murdered thirty-two people and injured an additional seventeen before committing suicide. The Virginia Tech massacre was the deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman and demonstrated just how dangerous a single active shooter can be. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ On July 20, 2012, twelve people were killed and fifty-nine people were injured during the 2012 Aurora shooting in which a single gunman entered a midnight showing at a movie theatre and opened fire on the crowd. ~...

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Kansas and Missouri Body Armor Laws

Kansas and Missouri Body Armor Laws

KANSAS In the city of Topeka, Kansas, it is illegal to possess, carry or wear a bulletproof vest during protests, parades, rallies, assemblies and demonstrations. This statute does not affect retailers. In Kansas, anyone can purchase and use a bulletproof vest, unless he or she has been convicted of a felony. Bulletproof vests and all other body armor can be purchased online or face-to-face.   MISSOURI In Missouri, anyone can purchase and use a bulletproof vest, unless he or she has been convicted of a felony. Bulletproof vests and all other body armor can be purchased online or face-to-face. Body...

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THE CURRENT LAWS ON BODY ARMOR

THE CURRENT LAWS ON BODY ARMOR

THE CURRENT US LAWS ON BODY ARMOR Just as important as making sure that you have chosen the correct level of protection i for the situation you will find yourself in, is knowing the law on body armor for your location. Some countries have specific guidelines about how body armor may be bought and sold, and it is your responsibility to be aware of any restrictions in place where you live. These are the restrictions in some major areas: -          In Australia it is illegal to possess body armor without authorization in certain territories (South Australia, Victoria, Northern Territory, ACT,...

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Overt or Covert: Your choices in Body Armor

Overt or Covert: Your choices in Body Armor

       It is important to understand what is meant by ‘body armor’. Put simply, body armor refers to any personal protective equipment that you wear, from bullet proof vests to ballistic helmets. Vests are the main product available, and the one you will be most likely to use. Bullet proof vests are available at a variety of levels and in a number of different styles, though they can largely be split into two distinct types: covert and overt. Covert vests are designed to be worn underneath clothing, making them useful for people who need to stay discreet. As...

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