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Washington - Schumer Bill Would Require FBI To Regulate Body Armor Sales

Published on: August 11, 2019 08:00 PM
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Washington - The Senate’s top Democrat says he’s introducing legislation to require the FBI to regulate the sale of body armor in the U.S.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday that the legislation would require the bureau to set standards on who would be eligible to purchase bullet-resistant vests and other body armor.

The New York senator says there would be exceptions for law enforcement and other public safety professionals.

Schumer says he’ll introduce the bill after the Senate returns to Washington in September.

The legislation is aimed at trying to curb the sale of body armor, which has been used by assailants in mass shootings. The push comes a week after a gunman wearing body armor killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio.

The FBI didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.



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 Aug 11, 2019 at 08:28 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

I cannot even begin to imagine why this is an issue.

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 Aug 11, 2019 at 09:15 PM Just saying Says:

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PaulinSaudi Says:

I cannot even begin to imagine why this is an issue.

Not that I’m necessarily against. But you need to understand the reason, Because we live in a free county.
And freedoms and liberty is what makes America special.
Home of the brave and land of the free. Not so much anymore.

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 Aug 11, 2019 at 09:21 PM Phineas Says:

I don't think that's the FBI's job.

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 Aug 12, 2019 at 07:13 AM Curiosity Says:

Next from the Democrats: Body-armor free zones, and making kevlar backpacks illegal in schools.

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 Aug 12, 2019 at 07:33 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

#2 Forgive me if I was unclear. What I ought to have said was I do not understand how this could possibly be any of the government's business.

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 Aug 12, 2019 at 09:59 AM Mrs Archie Says:

My husband dons his body armor whenever he shops at Walmart or any mall. He feels it's a necessary precaution because we must allow all citizens to carry military weapons wherever they want.

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 Aug 12, 2019 at 10:47 AM PCG361 Says:

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Mrs Archie Says:

My husband dons his body armor whenever he shops at Walmart or any mall. He feels it's a necessary precaution because we must allow all citizens to carry military weapons wherever they want.

What 'military' weapons exactly have been carried by civilians in any of the mass shootings in the past few years? If you mean the scary AR-15 or even scarier Commie AK-47, these are not military weapons as scary as they may look.

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 Aug 12, 2019 at 11:04 AM Mrs Archie Says:

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PCG361 Says:

What 'military' weapons exactly have been carried by civilians in any of the mass shootings in the past few years? If you mean the scary AR-15 or even scarier Commie AK-47, these are not military weapons as scary as they may look.

My husband says those rapid firing guns are military weapons and are designed to kill people, not deer, antelope, bears,or ducks. What hunter wants numerous bullets in his meat?

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 Aug 12, 2019 at 12:10 PM PCG361 Says:

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Mrs Archie Says:

My husband says those rapid firing guns are military weapons and are designed to kill people, not deer, antelope, bears,or ducks. What hunter wants numerous bullets in his meat?

Unfortunately your husband is wrong. The US military issues select fire weapons which means they can fire both semi automatic as well as full auto, usually in 3 round bursts. A fully automatic machine gun have not been legal to purchase new since 1986 for civilians. Any pre 1986 full auto can be purchased but require special licensing and background checks. None of the guns used have been fully automatic. And as a historical aside, the 2nd amendment does not have anything to do with hunting, and never did.

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 Aug 12, 2019 at 05:39 PM Anonymous Says:

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PCG361 Says:

What 'military' weapons exactly have been carried by civilians in any of the mass shootings in the past few years? If you mean the scary AR-15 or even scarier Commie AK-47, these are not military weapons as scary as they may look.

It's the other way around. They are scary military weapons (as evidenced by the many people killed in mass shootings), just not necessarily scarier than other types of guns that are not considered assault weapons.

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 Aug 12, 2019 at 05:39 PM Hunter Says:

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PCG361 Says:

Unfortunately your husband is wrong. The US military issues select fire weapons which means they can fire both semi automatic as well as full auto, usually in 3 round bursts. A fully automatic machine gun have not been legal to purchase new since 1986 for civilians. Any pre 1986 full auto can be purchased but require special licensing and background checks. None of the guns used have been fully automatic. And as a historical aside, the 2nd amendment does not have anything to do with hunting, and never did.

The Second Amendment doesn't protect hunters, and that is why we need a constitutional amendment to protect hunting.

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 Aug 12, 2019 at 07:25 PM StevenWright Says:

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Mrs Archie Says:

My husband dons his body armor whenever he shops at Walmart or any mall. He feels it's a necessary precaution because we must allow all citizens to carry military weapons wherever they want.

Wow! If that's what he wears the he leaves the house to go to Walmart, I guess he sheds some of the layers of protection he wears when he's home with you...

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