When it comes to guns, Chuck Schumer, like most of his fellow Democrats in Washington, hasn’t met a gun he doesn’t want to ban. Now, as a further part of the anti-gun left’s knee-jerk reaction to recent high-profile murder sprees, he wants to ban body armor, too.
To quote Kurt Schlichter, “Weird how the liberal solution to every problem is always to make you less free.”
New York’s senior senator wants the FBI to regulate the sale of body armor in America. If you think that’s no big deal, you probably believed that if you liked your health insurance plan you could keep your health insurance plan.
Schumer’s ban plan would, of course, exempt state and local law enforcement, You can bet there will be an exemption for politicians like Schumer as well. After all, gun (and related item) control are only for the little people.
So, by Schumer’s own words, school kids might become felons for having a ballistic panel in their backpacks. Or motorcyclists for Kevlar in their safety clothing. Or reporters, cab drivers and convenience store operators for wearing vests in dangerous areas. After all, commoners don’t need protection against evil.
From the New York Post . . .
Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday proposed new legislation to require the FBI to sign off on body armor sales to civilians. …
Schumer said anyone can now buy a bulletproof vest for $185 and a tactical mask for $10 under current law, Schumer said at a press conference at his Midtown office.
“With the click of a mouse, scroll of a thumb, dialing of a phone, someone up to no good can get this,” he said. “What we have learned is that a good number of those intent on mass shootings buy body armor,” the Senate minority leader said. “They want to kill as many people as possible.”
Not only do Democrat policies on guns and self-defense leave people less free, they put the good guys in more danger. By design.
Under current laws bulletproof vests are legal to own in all 50 states, except for convicted criminals. They can also be purchased online or by phone everywhere but Connecticut, where the law requires that the purchases be made in person.
As with gun control laws, don’t look for the few criminals who actually have body armor to bother with any regulations on their sale and use.
It’s almost as if anti-gun Democrats prefer to champion the rights of criminals over the law-abiding.