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  • San Jose: Rep. Honda announces bill to ban civilians from military-grade body armor

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    San Jose: Rep. Honda announces bill to ban civilians from military-grade body armor

    SAN JOSE - Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose, today announced legislation that would block civilians from accessing military-grade body armor to prevent criminals from using them in gun battles with law enforcement.

    Honda, speaking at a news conference in San Jose this morning with police chiefs and the district attorneys and sheriffs from Santa Clara and Alameda counties, said his proposal would discourage criminals from wearing enhanced body armor to commit mass shootings.

    "This bill will keep military body armor out of the wrong hands," Honda said. "It would ensure that only law enforcement, firefighters and other first responders would be able to access enhanced body armor."

    "We're not talking about just a standard bullet-proof vest," he said. "We're talking about body armor that is designed for warfare, designed to protect against law enforcement ammunitions."

    Honda said shootings by armored assailants are becoming a trend in recent years and said that according to experts, "access to military-grade body armor emboldens criminals and mass shooters to act."

    "There's nothing more dangerous than an unstoppable, well-armored shooter," he said. "The law enforcement community sees an increase in use of body armor in violent, gun-related crimes."

    The congressman cited a shooting on July 22 in Riverside County, where a man wearing body armor and armed with an assault rifle shot and killed two sheriff's deputies and wounded another.

    "We should be asking ourselves, why is this armor available to just anyone, if it was designed to be used only by our solders to take to war?" Honda said.

    He said he introduced the bill, H.R. 5344, the Responsible Body Armor Possession Act of 2014, in Congress last week.

    The proposed law would prohibit the sale, transfer or possession of military-level body armor by civilians.

    Honda said it has been endorsed by law enforcement organizations including the California State Sheriffs' Association, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Peace Officers Research Association of California, according to Honda.

    Santa Clara County's District Attorney Jeff Rosen and Sheriff Laurie Smith and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley and Sheriff Gregory Ahern also attended today's news conference, held at the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office in San Jose.

    Santa Clara police Chief Michael Sellers and Milpitas police Chief Steve Pangelinan also attended the news conference.

    I'm so glad I live in the South. My Sheriff wouldn't dream of standing next to these anti-american turds.

  • #2
    Phillips and Mătăsăreanu made their own body armor (and their own full-auto firearms, also banned by various laws), and they still died.
    As E.C. said, "It's in the way that you use it."
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    Capital Punishment means never having to say "you again?"

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    • #3
      "This bill will keep military body armor out of the wrong hands," Honda said. "It would ensure that only law enforcement, firefighters and other first responders would be able to access enhanced body armor."

      I think libs actually believe this. These are the same libs who believe that strict gun control laws ensure that criminals cannot access guns.
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      List of Islamic terror attacks in the last 30 days

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Max K View Post
        I think libs actually believe this. These are the same libs who believe that strict gun control laws ensure that criminals cannot access guns.
        Next, Rep Honda should ban drugs to keep them out of the hands of drug dealers.

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          Last edited by Max K; 08-08-2014, 04:37 PM.
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          List of Islamic terror attacks in the last 30 days

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          • #6
            I am so glad that this law is going into effect. I mean, the strict gun laws in California have made places like Oakland, Richmond, and Compton such safe places to be. In fact, with guns being virtually banned in Oakland(as Oakland doesn't allow civilians with CA CCW's to carry) it is a safe haven with virtually no crime at all.......btw, Oakland is ranked the 3rd most dangerous city in America.

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            • #7
              How does Oakland ban CCW? Got a link?
              Now go home and get your shine box!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Smokeythebear06 View Post
                I am so glad that this law is going into effect. I mean, the strict gun laws in California have made places like Oakland, Richmond, and Compton such safe places to be. In fact, with guns being virtually banned in Oakland(as Oakland doesn't allow civilians with CA CCW's to carry) it is a safe haven with virtually no crime at all.......btw, Oakland is ranked the 3rd most dangerous city in America.
                LMFAO!!!!! I wore my vest just passing through Oakland this morning...had the rest of family hug the rear floorboard and remain below window level until we left city limits.

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                • #9
                  Easy with that Oakland talk. There are lots of decent hardworking folks there. I saw such during occupy. Plus I have friends and family that live there. Yes, there are parts you really don't want to go to but there are parts that very VERY nice.

                  Further Laurie is a republican. Feel free to bash on her all you want... Just steer clear of the SO.
                  Last edited by RGDS; 08-08-2014, 09:08 PM.
                  semper destravit

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CCCSD View Post
                    How does Oakland ban CCW? Got a link?
                    You know something funny? The firearms instructor and dept. armorer at the last department used to tell people this when he was walking them through the process of getting a CCW, however this was the first time I researched it to verify it was true. I came up blank. I'm gonna try to get in contact with him and see where he got his source of info on that.

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                    • #11
                      "...said his proposal would discourage criminals from wearing enhanced body armor to commit mass shootings.". Damn...I was going to commit a mass shooting...but, now that I am discouraged...I guess I will just take a walk. Oh my God...see what happens when a generation smokes the bowl!!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RGDS View Post
                        Easy with that Oakland talk. There are lots of decent hardworking folks there. I saw such during occupy. Plus I have friends and family that live there. Yes, there are parts you really don't want to go to but there are parts that very VERY nice.

                        Further Laurie is a republican. Feel free to bash on her all you want... Just steer clear of the SO.
                        From what I've heard some people feel Oakland South extends into your jurisdiction.
                        Be Safe....

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                        • #13
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                          Last edited by Tom S; 08-09-2014, 12:49 PM.
                          When you are dead, you don't know you're dead. It is difficult only for the others around you.

                          It is the same when you are stupid.

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                          • #14
                            Wouldn't California be safer if EVERYONE had a vest and armor?

                            Edit: This is a Federal initiative. I thought this clown was a state Rep. Californication creeps across the nation...
                            When you are dead, you don't know you're dead. It is difficult only for the others around you.

                            It is the same when you are stupid.

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                            • #15
                              Does that include school teachers? If so, I say nay.

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