New York: Citizen Body Armor BAN Proposal to Start Off 2021

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New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- A new bill introduced to outlaw body armor in New York would make it illegal for civilians to purchase body armor and could find them guilty even if they have owned body armor for years.

If the bill is passed, body armor owners would be required to turn in their life-saving gear at law enforcement agencies such as local or state police, FBI, or DEA.

Failing to surrender their “body vests” within 15 days of the effective date of this new law could have severe repercussions.

What Is the Penalty?

Breaking this new law would result in a class A misdemeanor. Repeat offenders could potentially earn themselves a class E felony, and depending on their circumstances, the penalty could consist of fines, probation, and even up to 4 years in prison.

What Is Your Duty?

You must stop and reflect upon the truth. Body Armor is a Tool of Liberty. You are Free Men. Live as Free Men and oppose this asinine bill.

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Oldvet
Oldvet
9 days ago

You ain’t seen nothing yet ….and so it begins !!

WI Patriot
WI Patriot
9 days ago
Reply to  Oldvet

Yesterday, was a “test” run…

Cruiser
Cruiser
9 days ago

The first responsibility of the Government is to protect the people. What better way to protect the citizenry then to allow body armor?

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
9 days ago
Reply to  Cruiser

The first responsibility of government is to keep us free.

Ask USMC0351Grunt why mere “civilians” should not be allowed to have body armor. He urged fellow veterans to “grab their gear” (that he thinks should exclude body armor) and fight other fellow veterans (who have taxpayer provided body armor). It’s a little confusing.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
9 days ago
Reply to  Cruiser

The government has NO DUTY to protect the people! Absolutely NONE! There are several SCOTUS cases about that! The people have a duty to protect themselves!

Larrybrary
Larrybrary
10 days ago

These are valid arguments against this proposal, but another angle of attack should come from our children…especially school-age children. Obviously, the proposal lacks funding to harden schools, so why can’t kids wear body armor and Kevlar back packs to school? And teachers, etc. for that matter? Maybe the teachers unions should be encouraged to weigh in on this passive form of self defense. If the proposal does survive to see the light of day, the SCOTUS may concur that the ownership of body armor is protected by the 2nd amendment as a historic article of personal and family self defense… Read more »

Wass
Wass
10 days ago

Unlike firearms, body armor often can be worn undetected. Let the authorities penalize you afterwards, when your precious life has been saved. You know exactly what to say to the policeman: “Why? My life isn’t as valuable as yours?”

jack mac
jack mac
10 days ago
Reply to  Wass

It is more a crime to assault police and other officials than private citizens. So, by law, your and my life is less valuable.

Big Daddy
Big Daddy
10 days ago

I think this is a great idea. As a former NY Jewboy now a Texas American, I think getting shot repeatedly maybe the only way these chuckle heads will wake up! How stupid can you be, like criminals walk around with body armour! So you just get a steel target and coat it, lol. Even a hillbilly like myself know-ed dat. G-d I so hate progressives.

macdog
macdog
10 days ago

I am sure mayor big bird and gov. dipsh-t will require antif-ck and BLM are to be the first to turn in their weapons and armor. No maybe not; these groups would be their prospective brown shirt brigades. With No way to protect yourselves and family, welcome to Nazis Germany circa 1930’s. welcome to the new state “Kamerad“. And after today’s Georgia’s election result that “state will expand nation wide. In the words of musicman44 “arm up” it may get real in the near future.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
10 days ago

Who is the brainless dolt behind this? How much more INSANE can a bill be to keep ANYONE from owning or wearing body armor? I bet the sleeze ball behind this has a provision for him/her to have an exemption after all we live in a society where all the animals are equal, it’s just that some are more equal then the rest. I hope someone checks to see if this freaking moron has a bullet proof head.

Paul O.
Paul O.
10 days ago

The Marxist overlords have decided that you should have no means to defend yourself whatsoever. Be a good compliant comrade. *sarcasm off*

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
10 days ago

Crazy Nanny state idea, what is wrong with these people.

donkeyslap
donkeyslap
10 days ago

Democrats won’t be satisfied until citizens have no means to protect ourselves whatsoever.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
10 days ago
Reply to  donkeyslap

Unfortunately, most Republican politicians are willing to get to the exact same place – they will just take longer and appear to be fighting it along the way so they can enjoy the power, wealth, sex, and other perks that come with the office.

Mike Carbine
Mike Carbine
10 days ago

It’s been this way in Sweden for a wile now, and their deaths by body armor are zero, so you know it works.

Docduracoat
Docduracoat
10 days ago

To Bozo,
you have fallen prey to a very common misconception.
EX post Facto laws make your (legal) action in the past illegal.
No one will be prosecuted for having bought body armor in the past.
Declaring body armor, bump stocks, or LSD to be contraband in the future is not an X post Facto law.
Those who already own bump stocks, or body armor, will have to sell it out of state or turn it in before the effective date.
Their past legal actions will continue to remain legal and they will not be prosecuted for past actions.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
10 days ago
Reply to  Docduracoat

Why should anyone have to sell ANYTHING that isn’t harming someone? The founding fathers must be puking in their graves at the utter complicity of our fellow country men for not tarring and feathering at the very least these psychopathic control freaks!

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
11 days ago

Here we go. Another law to make law abiding people felons. If they are trying to take away the armor then you know they want your guns.

Arm up for a safer USA

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
10 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Good point! Aim small, miss small.

Unlicensed Bozo
Unlicensed Bozo
11 days ago

Huh? What about Ex Post Facto?
From WIKIPEDIA

Ex post facto laws are expressly forbidden by the United States Constitution in Article 1, Section 9, Clause 3 (with respect to federal laws) and Article 1, Section 10 (with respect to state laws).

Last edited 11 days ago by Unlicensed Bozo
Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
11 days ago

Tell that to the ATF about bump stocks.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
10 days ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

Doesn’t apply in either case, as past acts aren’t made criminal but future acts are! Outlawing items already owned is a taking!

Man, my stay at a Holiday Inn Express over a year ago really paid off!

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
10 days ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

Tell that to the “ATF” about anything that would make sense…

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JSNMGC
JSNMGC
10 days ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

BATFE agents reviewed the meme:

“Yep, yep, yep, yep – I don’t get it.”

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
10 days ago

Constitution? WHAT IS THAT?

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
10 days ago

First find the STATE LAW, (Not regulation, order, mandate, etc.) that says it’s okay for civilians to own body armor.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
10 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

Please explain.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
10 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

USMC0351Grunt,

Your post is unclear.

Do you mean that everything should be illegal unless the government says it is allowed?

Do you believe that “civilians” should not be allowed to own body armor?

If that is your belief, what about “civilians” who used to get a paycheck from the military before they retired – should they be trusted to own body armor?

Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
10 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

USMC0351Grunt,

I think you may have the wrong end of the stick on this one.
Under our system of laws, if a thing is not illegal, it IS legal, not the other way around. There isn’t any need for a law to say that something is legal, that is the default position.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
10 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

USMC0351Grunt,

You have previously encouraged veterans to “grab their gear” and fight against tyranny. Should their gear not include body armor?

macdog
macdog
10 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

amen