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Congressman wants to ban civilians from owning body armor

Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) wants to ban civilians from owning certain types of body armor. He introduced a bill, H.R. 5344, the Responsible Body Armor Possession Act of 2014, in Congress earlier this month. Violating the ban would potentially get you up to ten years in prison. From NBC:

"We should be asking ourselves, why is this armor available to just anyone, if it was designed to be used only by our soldiers to take to war?" Honda said.

He said he introduced the bill, H.R. 5344, the Responsible Body Armor Possession Act of 2014, in Congress last week.

The proposed law would prohibit the sale, transfer or possession of military-level body armor by civilians.

Yeah, because if the events of Ferguson showed us anything, it's that only law enforcement should be nearly impervious to bullets.


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