Friday, March 28, 2014

Suspect Armor

http://www.lawofficer.com/article/news/california-deputy-s-death-conn

A man murdered someone, then set his house on fire.  The man then left the scene and kidnapped two men at gunpoint, forcing them into a car trunk.  The two men later managed to escape.  The man had previously been arrested for possession of drugs, guns and body armor.  The man was released without charges.

The man then drove out of state into California where he tried to shoot a man in a store.  The civilian grabbed his gun and after a brief exchange of gunfire the suspect fled.  Police found the suspects vehicle and chased him at over 100 miles per hour.  Eventually the suspect stopped and police exchanged gunfire and both an officer and the suspect were killed.

While I believe that it should be legal for anyone who wants to own bodyarmor to own it, I do see more and more suspects wearing or possessing armor.  Keep in mind that most handgun bullets won't penetrate body armor but most patrol rifles and shotgun slugs will penetrate soft body armor easily.  Another good reason to take your long gun if you suspect a potentially armed suspect; that's what the SGT Says.

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