Only at work.
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I’m an LEO and I wear my bulletproof vest on and off duty
I’m an LEO and I only wear my bulletproof vest only at work
I’m an LEO and I almost never wear my bulletproof vest
I’m a civilian and I wear my bulletproof vest regularly
I’m a civilian and I almost never wear my bulletproof vest
I see no reason to own a bulletproof vest.
I was reading all the press regarding Poplawski, killing three police officers and it brought to mind a question about bulletproof vest.Gunman lay in wait for police - World news, News - Belfasttelegraph.co.ukGunman lay in wait for police
A gunman wearing a bulletproof vest and “lying in wait” killed three US police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call, turning a quiet street into a battlefield.
Police chief Nate Harper said the motive for the shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, was not clear, but friends said the gunman had recently been upset about losing his job and feared the Obama administration was poised to ban guns.
Richard Poplawski (23) met officers at the doorway and shot two of them in the head, Mr Harper said. An officer who tried to help the two was also killed.
More than 100 rounds were fired by the elite police teams and Poplawski, Mr Harper said.
Poplawski was arrested and charged with three counts of murder, aggravated assault and a weapons offence.
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Only at work.
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I wear one at work and there only. A vest wouldnt have made a difference in this case anyway. I feel sorry for whom ever feels the need to wear one 24/7.
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My prayers go out to the slain officer’s family’s.
My question comes from the BG warring a bulletproof vest, which got me to wondering how many members of DC own a bulletproof vest and how many LEO’s feel the need to wear one off duty.
I voted for on-duty only.....but the question/poll options need to say bullet resistant vest....they are not bullet proof, they can and do fail. They also will not stop rifle rounds above .22mag. We have a level IV vest in the trunks of our patrol cars that will stop these rifle rounds, but we only put 'em on when something hits the fan.
I could understand people having a vest to have in their safe room, under the bed so they can put it on when they arm up for an intruder, etc. Other than that
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If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?
I might wear one if I had to deliver pizzas..., but I voted that I see no need to own one.
I'm always armed, but how would it look if you had to defend yourself in a questionable situation (I hope never), and it was discoverd that you were wearing a vest? Pre-planning?
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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I voted "I see no reason to own a bulletproof vest". As a civilian I see no need for me to own a bullet resistant vest. However, if you want to own one, then by all means, go and get one, before some dumb*** makes it illegal! It is your right!
Y'all be safe now, ya hear!
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Not an LEO, but I only wear body armor at work. I don't really see a need for it from a civilian standpoint.
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Civilian, and only wear my vest for training, competition, or the dreaded public range.
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Why do you carry a firearm? To protect yourself from a deadly threat (probably from a handgun-weilding BG), no? If so, if you accept the reality that some people are willing to shoot you, then a bullet resistant vest would make sense, logically, even if, for whatever reason, you don't wear one.
BTW, it's WEAR, not WARE : )
Last edited by United93; April 8th, 2009 at 09:31 PM.
I was a LEO and still have my vest. I don't wear it but I do use it as a safe backstop when loading and unloading my carry weapons... so I guess you could say I still use it. But I don't EVER plan on wearing it again.
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I own one. I wear it sporadically on those occasions when I am going into known very bad urban areas to buy at estate sales where I often need to carry much larger amounts of cash than I normally do.
I voted "I see no reason to own a bulletproof vest" as that's my opinion as it relates to me. I do support the right of anyone who wants to own/wear one if they choose. Personally, they are heavy and HOT.
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