“Oh please daddy dearest, may I please use my own money to purchase something that will protect me from criminals who want to kill me? Please? Pretty Please?” This is what Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants people to behave when they want to purchase body armor for themselves or loved ones. Of course, this doesn’t apply to members of the military, police officers or those who work security for Senator Schumer, just the little people.
Schumer announced his intentions to make the legal sale of body armor a “may issue” process that has to be signed off on by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. That’s right, the same FBI that didn’t stop the 9/11 hijackers, were apparently involved in the Garland, Texas jihad, covered up Hillary Clinton’s crimes, aided in the illegal surveillance of a presidential candidate and the list goes on and on.
Schumer wants that agency to say it’s ok for you to spend your money on a product that does no one any harm. Instead, it is used to protect people.
“The bottom line here is that the ease by which one can acquire wares of war demands the FBI sets reasonable regulations on who can get it,” said Schumer.
According to Schumer, this won’t apply to government personnel (of course, it won’t), but to anyone that wants to buy “sophisticated body armor,” whatever that is.
I thought Schumer and Commie gun grabbers in DC were all about safety. Isn’t that what body armor affords people?
Chris Eger at Guns.com writes, “Even if Schumer’s proposal does not make it into law, it is already against the law for criminals to add body armor to their toolkit. Since 2002, it has been illegal under federal law for convicted felons to possess body armor of any sort. This has been prosecuted in U.S. courts even in states that do not criminalize the possession of body armor.”
Eger also said that Schumer’s office claimed: “one study found that 5 percent of a group of 110 active shooters between 2000 and 2012 used body armor.”
I’d love to see that study. Can Schumer’s office produce the study so that we might verify their claims.
Schumer added, “Shockingly, with the click of a mouse, the scroll of a thumb or the dialing of a phone, just about anyone can order-up the kind of advanced armor or tactical law enforcement gear we see used in wars or all-out law enforcement raids, and that is unacceptable and needs to change.”
Shockingly? Why is it shocking that you can obtain body armor? It’s a protection, not a weapon, unless you’re going to beat someone senseless with one of the plates.
Still, body armor has become very affordable of late.
“That is the most important and immediate thing we can do,” Schumer said. “If Mitch McConnell would bring that bill to pass the house bipartisan to the floor. It would pass in my judgment.”
The New York Post reported:
The announcement comes one week after mass killer Connor Betts — clad in body armor — opened fire in a trendy Dayton, Ohio, neighborhood and killed nine people before he was gunned down by police.
Schumer said anyone can now buy a bulletproof vest for $185 and a tactical mask for $10 under current law, Schumer said at a press conference at his Midtown office.
However, the real question that needs to be asked in all of this is the same as the gun confiscation agenda of Schumer and others, where in the Constitution is their authority for such legislation?
The answer is that they have no authority to usurp their authority and write legislation that restricts the purchase of body armor by anyone.
When are the American people going to have enough and throw these scoundrels out and put people in as representatives who actually uphold their oath of office?
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