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    bulletproof vests

    Is it legal to wear a bullet proof vests? Can a regular citizen have access and wear it? I am trying to look up laws in South Florida but have not found a link yet.


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    In most states you can, provided you are not using them for criminal intent. I would waste my money though, unless you have a specific threat to worry about.
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    In Tennessee, it is a felony to wear armor while in commission of a violent crime.

    I've worn mine (IIIA) while directing parking at the state fair. I had it under my shirt but it was not hard to tell that I had on a vest. No one ever mentioned it except a deputy that told me that it was a good idea.
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    Can't find the link, but it should be available on the state website. If you commit a crime wearing one, and IIRC the law says anything level I (flak jacket) and up, it increases the penalty of the crime. Not illegal to own, wear, posess, etc. by itself.

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    In Tennessee, it is a felony to wear armor while in commission of a violent crime
    Is'nt a violent crime a felony?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Is'nt a violent crime a felony?
    Not necessarily, simple assault for example.


    I agree with Sixto in general... most people waste their money on a vest.

    If you can wear it every day... it's cheap insurance (cost of vest / # days worn ).
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    If you wore a vest in South Florida, you'd likely die from heat stroke before you would a bullet.

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    Yea, def. in the summertime!

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    Last I knew it was illegal in my state to own body armor as a civilian. Things may have changed.

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    Last I knew it was illegal in my state to own body armor as a civilian. Things may have changed.
    Wrong. It never has been illegal.
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    Completely legal here, unless used in the commission of a felony. But as stated before, it's one uncomfortable garment in our heat!

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    Well if your not afraid of commiting felony #1, the second body armor felony probably won't bother you.

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    "Last I knew it was illegal in my state to own body armor as a civilian. Things may have changed."
    Wrong. It never has been illegal.
    My bad---it is illegal for convicted felons to own. I can own it if I can afford it. All I have is a flak jacket in that case.
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    In FL it would be a good "weight loss tool" for civilians that need to melt off the pounds!

    It is most uncomfortable and I can't imagine wearing it for 8 hrs/day x 5 days/week in a warm climate.

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    I recall back in the 90's when riots were all the rage in California, the NRA published an article in their magazine about how some people were defending their property with firearms. (I guess the laws were a little different back then.) Some of the pictures showed civilians barricading their stores and wearing vests. Seemed like a good time to wear one. But you had better have had one beforehand. Maybe not as an everyday thing, but a SHTF scenario.
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