New York’s Body Armor Ban May Be Stupidest Gun Legislation Yet

Source: Reason
by JD Tuccille

“It’s usually best to not delve into politicians’ motivations lest one end up stupider for the effort. Nowhere is that truer than in the bills signed Monday by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) that, among other foolish restrictions, ban the acquisition of body armor by anybody outside of a few favored, government-controlled professions. These protective devices, incapable of offensive use unless thrown especially hard, are now unavailable for legal purchase by New Yorkers seeking even the most passive means of defending themselves and their loved ones. … New York’s new law would ban body armor sales on the grounds that armor plates are sometimes used by bad guys as well as the good ones. It’s the same moral cooties theory of legislation that drives gun control laws, but this time applied to passive protective devices.” (06/09/22)