Before purchasing any body armor, it is important for you to consider if it is legal for you to purchase and wear the body armor in your locality (It is widely legal to wear and purchase body armor). There are some restrictions that have been set forth by the United States government, as well as, state level government that restrict the purchase of body armor to certain individuals. It is important for you to take the time to determine if the body armor can legally be purchased in your area. You will be ultimately accountable for insuring that you are legally allowed to own and wear body armor in your locality.
The state of Connecticut prohibits residents from buying or selling body armor through any fashion that is not involving direct face to face contact. Connecticut will allow officers, the military, or police departments to buy body armor over the internet but there are certain stipulations that must be met before the purchase will be deemed legal. If you live in Connecticut, you should find out if you what stipulations must be met for you to make a legal purchase of the body armor.
Other states are following suit and considering legislation that will limit or even prohibit the purchase of body armor by civilians. New York is a state that is considering the limitation of body armor. If the legislation passes, New Yorkers may have a difficult time finding body armor to purchase. It is ideal for a New Yorker to buy their body armor before the legislation changes so that they can avoid paying extra fees or have to go through an inconvenient manner of purchasing the body armor.
If you have been convicted of a felony anywhere in the United States, you are prohibited from buying, owning, or wearing body armor of any kind. The United States sees no need for a felon to need to wear or own body armor. If a felon is caught with body armor, he or she could be subject to stiff penalties. When purchasing body armor, a background or criminal history is not run on the individual buying the body armor. That means that if you need to be sure that you are legally allowed to purchase the body armor before making the final purchase. If you are caught with body armor and have a felonious criminal record, you will be held responsible for owning the body armor and will have to deal with the penalty yourself.
You can call your local police station to find out what the laws regarding the purchase of body armor in your locality are. This is an important step for you to take so that you can be sure you are following all laws and doing the right thing. If you find out that you are not legally allowed to purchase body armor in your state, you should not try to get around the law. If you are caught, there is a good chance that you could face criminal charges. The body armor is designed to give protection to law-abiding citizens who are legally allowed to purchase and wear the body armor.
This article was provided courtesy of SafeGuard ARMOR™. SafeGuard ARMOR™ has been operating for 25 years, selling our body armor to thousands of individuals and companies across the world. Started in 1986, we have grown from a small operation selling bullet proof vests to local companies, to the worldwide leader in body armor. We now manufacture our body armor in the U.S. and Europe, and have multiple distribution points around the world.