Politician makes new attempt to leave Americans disarmed — by banning body armor.
In order to really wield power, a government needs to increase the advantage of its agents over the people it wishes to dominate to an exponential degree. It is not enough to simply be able to win. It wants to be able to win easily, do what it wants, and never worry about the possibility that there could be any consequences.
The government’s dream for the future can be seen when it sends a SWAT team to point guns at workers in a guitar factory who have no arms and no armor. That’s its vision for the perfect future—a land where its jackbooted, armored, armed thugs can terrorize you without any kind of possible resistance. Even the option of deciding to die for a cause is too much freedom for you to possess; they must take that remote possibility away from you.
So while they continue to try to make weapons illegal, they are doing more.
According to Reason.com,
Rep. Mike Honda (D-YouGottaBeKiddingMe) offers up HR 378, The Responsible Body Armor Possession Act. Yes, it is in fact a bill intended to limit people’s ability to own gear that reduces injuries and death caused by bullets.
While the text of the bill isn’t yet available, it looks like a rehash of legislation introduced last year that would ban “body armor, including a helmet or shield, the ballistic resistance of which meets or exceeds the ballistic performance of Type III armor, determined using National Institute of Justice Standard-0101.06.”