New York – Body Armor Law.
In New York, any adult can purchase and use a bulletproof vest, unless that adult has been convicted of a felony.
Bulletproof vests and all other body armor can be purchased online or face-to-face.
Can I wear body armor in public?
If you wear a “tacticool” piece of armor you will look like you’re about to shoot up a public school. To the average person that is, even if that is not your intention. In conclusion, yes you totally can purchase, wear, and use body armor (unless you are a felon or have chronic bank-robbing tendencies).
Do all police wear bulletproof vests?
While there is no such thing as a totally bulletproof vest, research has shown that armor vests do save lives. The risk of dying from a gunshot wound to the torso is 3.4 times higher for law enforcement officers who do not wear armor vests.
Can civilians wear body armor?
Can Civilians Use Body Armor? Yes, civilians are legally able to buy body armor such as bulletproof vests. As long as you haven’t had a felony conviction, you are able to purchase a bulletproof vest online. There are many civilians who feel the need to own and wear a bullet proof vest in everyday situations.
Can you buy bullet proof vests?
As a US citizen or resident of the US you have the right to protect yourself. You have the right to own a bulletproof vest. If you have been convicted of a violent felony, you cannot own a bulletproof vest. There is no background check, waiting period, or federal registration required to buy a bulletproof vest.