The bill specifically targets enhanced body armor, meaning NIJ Type III. This body armor will defeat up to .308 caliber or 7.62x51mm.
They want to strip us of body armor that is effective against rifles.
There is a grandfather clause, so if you purchase now you can keep the armor later. The bill is currently in committee.
It’s VITAL that we fight this bill right now.
Using the link below to popvox.com, you can submit a letter that gets mailed to your representative in the House. It’s easy and only takes a moment of your time:
CITIZENS! NO BODY ARMOUR
Owning Body Armor Punishable by up to 10 Years in Prison if H.R. 378 – Responsible Body Armor Possession Act passes
To prohibit the purchase, ownership, or possession of enhanced body armor by civilians, with exceptions.
This Act may be cited as the “Responsible Body Armor Possession Act”.
SEC. 2. BAN ON PURCHASE, OWNERSHIP, OR POSSESSION OF ENHANCED BODY
ARMOR BY CIVILIANS; EXCEPTIONS.
(a) In General.–Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
Sec. 932. Ban on purchase, ownership, or possession of enhanced body armor by civilians
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), it shall be unlawful for a person to purchase, own, or possess enhanced body armor.
(b) Enhanced Body Armor Defined.–Section 921(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:
(36) The term `enhanced body armor’ means body armor, including a helmet or shield, the ballistic resistance of which meets or exceeds the ballistic performance of Type III armor, determined using National Institute of Justice Standard-0101.06.’
(c) Penalties.–Section 924(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:
(8) Whoever knowingly violates section 932 shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.‘