On May 14, the shooter who killed 10 people in a Buffalo grocery store happened to be wearing steel-plated body armor. This provoked New York lawmakers to do what Democrats do best: Pass a pointless law that not only doesn’t help, but also makes things worse.
In this case, New York hastily passed a law making it illegal to sell soft body armor to civilians. The new rules, however, don’t apply to body armor with steel, ceramic or polyethylene plates.
This “helped” by forbidding civilians to wear cheaper, less effective body armor. If civilians want body armor they have to get the body armor that stops rifle bullets in addition to handgun bullets.
So let’s get this straight:
- Democrats want to prevent people from defending themselves with firearms. Only police should be able to carry guns.
- Democrats also want to keep people from protecting themselves with body armor. Only the police should have access to body armor, even though
- All too often, the police refuse to either defend or protect civilians. Up to and including not only standing around outside a school during an active shooter incident, but also Tasering anyone else who tried to enter the school.