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How Do You Feel About a Body Armor Ban

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by concretefuzzynuts, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

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    Does a civilian "need" body armor? Bullet proof vests? Bullet resistant vests?

    Is it our freedom to own these? Our right?

    One could go online and buy almost anything.

    Assume I'm neither pro nor con. Convert me to your side.
     
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    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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    I should be allowed to own one and I do. It's part of my SHTF gear along with my AR-15 and way too many 30 round P-Mags. I have the right to be prepared for a invasion or riot. I pay taxes and protect my life and the life of my family members.
     

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    That sounds very honest and thought out.
     
  4. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Should be allowed. I have mine because I feel it is a facet of self protection that shouldn't be neglected. If it's important enough for police and many EMS personnel to wear, then it's important enough for civilians to have the option to own.
     
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    the banning bandwagon left town ahead of you, better run if you want to catch it:tongueout:. seriously, banning things or actions actions will never work, just more red tape, money and frustration
     
  6. el_jewapo

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    I really hate that question. "Does a civilian need ____".

    It's a very slippery slope sitting around trying to come up with a reason so and so "needs" such and such.
     
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    I don't own one and until lately didn't feel the need to. Apparently, if I plan on continuing to visit gun free zones it might be a good investment.
     
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    stevelyn NRA Life Member

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    How is your's mine or anyone else's life more or less important than that of a goobermint mercenary? BTW I are one.

    Body armor didn't commit a crime. A deranged person did.

    If you are worried about an assailant wearing body armor, you should become more proficient with Failure-to-Stop (Mozambique) drills.
     
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    The whole concept of banning body armor is ridiculous.

    Does a civilian owning and wearing body armor harm anyone else? Answer: No.

    Bam, there you have it. None of the government's business.

    The only reason a government would want it's citizens to not own or use body armor is if that government is trying to stop those citizens by deadly force. The only time THAT would be the case is when those citizens are engaged in activities which are ALREADY illegal. Might as well ban a person from wearing blue jeans while committing crimes, for all the good it will do.
     
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    How about the mass media stop sensationalizing and promoting unrealistically ultra violent movies?
     
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    I do not believe body armour should be banned. I don't own one because I trust the loud, crazy, extreme members who post here are too small a percentage of the population to cause a situation where I think I'll need one (as of now).

    :)
     
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    No, a citizen has a right to protect themselves. Not about need.
     
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    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    The answer is always yes, as it is the civilian that makes the militia, it is the civilian that becomes a soldier, it is a civilian that becomes a cop. Just because one is a civilian is no reason for exemption from the same rights and protections as the non-civilians.
     
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    Needs change.

    Countries that have not had political instability* since creation and have been around for more than 60 years.

    Sweden





    *conquered by an external power, were engaged in a war with a neighbor, suffered a civil war, or experienced a coup or coup attempt.
     
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    NH Trucker Needs coffee...

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    Just like how England tried to ban hooded sweatshirts not too long ago.



    To answer the OP: Civilians should not be prohibited from owning body armor. Just like with everything else, criminals will still get a hold of whatever they want, regardless of whether or not its banned. All a ban does is prohibit lawful people from having the tools to defend themselves. "Need" has nothing to do with it. Some of us can think of reasons why we would want them, just as we can all justify our wants for certain firearms we may own. Once we give up certain things on the basis of "need," we open the door to lose even more based on others' perceptions of what they think we need. Understand?
     
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    Thank you:supergrin:
     
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    When an elected official endorses a ban on civilian ownership of body armor, he is saying that you don't have the right to keep them from killing you.
     
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    Re: OP. No, other than military and selected police function, body armor as well as night vision, etc. should be strictly prohibited.
     
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    You're ****ing kidding, right?
     
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