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  •  Why do these shooters (Aurora, Newtown) (1+ / 0-)
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    feel they have to wear protective body armor?  It seems in a confined space, there is plenty of chance in the massacre/ many bullets flying environment to take one's self out by accidental riccochet. So the massacre that is planned needs some safety gear, to avoid a premature end to the carnage.

    I would ask, why the gun shops would be selling personal armor, breast plates, helmets and shin pads etc, etc, neck protectors to civilians presumed to be simply sport shooters.

    I can understand SWAT teams and police departments getting these devices  but what would a civilian need them for?  Is it a plan  make the shooting in a confined space a bigger body count? It is not to protect themselves from the police, the suicide shot takes care of that.

    Silencers and flash hiders are illegal in some states, the ballistic wearable armor should be confined to legitimate police departments, let the crazies get the maximum chance to do themselves in by their own hand or make them a  bit more of a target.

    •  I'm not aware that protective clothing (0+ / 0-) widely sold at gun shops. I've only seen hunting gear and rangewear.

      In most states that I've visited, it is illegal to purchase. Although, it seems to be available online.

      As long as guns are widely available, I do not see why citizens and their families should not take advantage of protective clothing. Some if it is very fashionable and undetectable.

      Denial is a drug.

      by Pluto on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 05:42:04 PM PST

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