Re: bullet resistance vests
You can't own it if you're a felon.
In Connecticut, you can't buy it online or by mail unless you're LE or mil. But can buy it in a store.
Nearly every state has some specific little law concerning body armor. None really prohibit you from buying it, but may regulate the means you buy and have it delivered.
In almost every state, any crime committed while wearing body armor will either add a separate charge or enhance your charges. So...it could get you in deeper doo-doo if you shoot without justification. I'd think on the civil side it might play in the other sides favor too.
If you try to sell your Level III armor outside the US or to a non-citizen, the transfer falls under export control laws just like a firearm. Level II you can only sell to countries on the BIS list.
In Kentucky, you should be good to go. Kentucky does not prohibit ownership so long as you have no felonies. Kentucky does however have the law in place to deny parole to anyone convicted of a violent crime with a deadly weapon while wearing body armor.
P.S. If you buy some armor...Point Blank is the best in my opinion.
Section 931. Prohibition on purchase, ownership, or possession of body armor by violent felons
(a) In General. - Except as provided in subsection (b), it shall
be unlawful for a person to purchase, own, or possess body armor,
if that person has been convicted of a felony that is -
(1) a crime of violence (as defined in section 16); or
(2) an offense under State law that would constitute a crime of
violence under paragraph (1) if it occurred within the special
maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
(b) Affirmative Defense. -
(1) In general. - It shall be an affirmative defense under this
section that -
(A) the defendant obtained prior written certification from
his or her employer that the defendant's purchase, use, or
possession of body armor was necessary for the safe performance
of lawful business activity; and
(B) the use and possession by the defendant were limited to
the course of such performance.
(2) Employer. - In this subsection, the term "employer" means
any other individual employed by the defendant's business that
supervises defendant's activity. If that defendant has no
supervisor, prior written certification is acceptable from any
other employee of the business.
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