California Democrat Wants to Prevent Citizens From Wearing Body Armor
Democrat Representative, Mike Honda wants to ban body armor in California..
Honda calls it the “Responsible Body Armor Possession Act,” and yet it BANS the sale, possession, transfer and usage of body armor for anyone except law enforcement and military.
According to press release on Honda’s website,
“Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) today introduced the Responsible Body Armor Possession Act of 2014, which allows law enforcement to respond to active shooters more effectively. It accomplishes this by prohibiting the sale, purchase, use, or possession of enhanced military-grade body armor by anyone who is not a member of law enforcement, active duty military, or other authorized users.
“There is no reason this type of armor, which is designed for warfare, should be available in our communities except for those who need it, like law enforcement,” Congressman Honda said. “There’s nothing more dangerous than what a well-armored, unstoppable active shooter can do. This bill is common-sense and long overdue.”
This was the same argument the anti-gun movement used to promote the ban of what they refer to as “assault rifles”.
Honda said shootings by armored assailants are becoming a trend in recent years and said that according to experts, “access to military-grade body armor emboldens criminals and mass shooters to act.”
Of course Honda is counting on the assumption that mass murderers are going to abide by the law and not purchase body armor because of his bill.
Once again, the anti-gun movement proves they do not care about the lives of law abiding citizens.
People who live in California already have so many restrictions on them regarding gun ownership and carrying, it has forced citizens in to a position where wearing armor is just another option for protecting themselves.
I saw a movie once where the only people who were armed and in possession of defensive armor were the members of the government, police, and the military..
It was called Schindler’s List.