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Time to criminalise the wearing of Body Armour by convicted criminals!


Bobcolebrooke

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Time to criminalise the wearing of Body Armour by convicted criminals!

Many of the Hundreds of Irish Criminals wear Body Armour on a day to day basis. An armed Criminal confronting a Garda or indeed an innocent civilian is impervious to the bullets fired from a standard Garda 9mm round or indeed a .38 special round also used by Gardai.

Only special weapons with high powered rifle bullets or bullets from the H&K MP7 can penetrate class 3 body armour, as shooting at the center of body mass is ineffective if the criminal is wearing body armour!

The Gardai's 2 inch barrel .38 Smith and Wesson's are not suitable for making head shots on criminals wearing body armour.

Many States in the US have made it a criminal offence for felons to wear body armour. Our Jurisdiction should also consider following suit and impose a mandatory 5 year sentence for convicted criminals wearing body armour.

Criminals in fear of their lives should simply leave the Jurisdiction!

We should also provide class 3 body armour to all our armed Gardai, and provide weapons in calibers capable of defeating class 3 body armour to all Armed Gardai.

Body armour has becme an essential tool of the gangsters and godfathers in gangland. Time to take away those tools!

http://www.safeguardarmor.com/body-armor-us-laws/
 
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ruserious

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Surely we should criminalise the criminals :rolleyes:
 

sgtharper

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The Gardai's 2 inch barrel .38 Smith and Wesson's are not suitable for making head shots on criminals wearing body armour..
Are they also wearing Steel Helmets then? Must make them very conspicuous so, which in turn would be useful for the Guards I suppose. Swings and roundabouts it seems. (Wink!)
 

rockofcashel

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And hoodies.. criminalise them... and Celtic jersies... Man U tops... the wearing of jeans half way down a youngsters a**e... etc etc..
 

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Are they also wearing Steel Helmets then? Must make them very conspicuous so, which in turn would be useful for the Guards I suppose. Swings and roundabouts it seems. (Wink!)
Armoured hoodies would fix that!:)
 

Analyzer

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It would make the criminals feel the same level of vulnerability as the rest of the population/.

I am in favour of it. The criminals would feele less safe to go around shooting at other people.
 

Ribeye

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So say when Paul Begley is released, which he soon will be, let's say the snail gobbling garlic farmers threaten to kill him for trying to break their cartel,

If he try's to protect himself by wearing body armour he should be slung in jail for 5 years?

Ribser thinks not:)
 

Bobcolebrooke

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So say when Paul Begley is released, which he soon will be, let's say the snail gobbling garlic farmers threaten to kill him for trying to break their cartel,

If he try's to protect himself by wearing body armour he should be slung in jail for 5 years?

Ribser thinks not:)
A white collar fraudster would hardly pose much physical risk to any one.

Someone on a second conviction for armed robbery would! Body armour has become an essential tool of the gangster in gangland. Time to take away those tools!
 
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Hitch 22

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Bullet proof clothing can be made that is indistinguishable from regular clothing:

[video=youtube;nQM6zLiSn1E]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQM6zLiSn1E[/video]



 

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Ridiculous, what makes you think that criminals who are intent on committing a criminal act are going to abide by a law that says that you shall not be allowed to wear body armour? They'd break this law just like they break every other law!
 

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Ah yeah, make it a crime to wear body armour for convicted criminals, because as we all know, criminals never, ever break any laws, ever.
 

Bobcolebrooke

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Ridiculous, what makes you think that criminals who are intent on committing a criminal act are going to abide by a law that says that you shall not be allowed to wear body armour? They'd break this law just like they break every other law!
By your line of logic there is no point in having a law which imposes a penalty on unlicensed firearms or a penalty for murder!

http://www.safeguardarmor.com/body-armor-us-laws/
 

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So our under staffed over worked Police force will now have to spot check any crim they come across for a vest?


Unenforceable
 

Bobcolebrooke

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So our under staffed over worked Police force will now have to spot check any crim they come across for a vest?


Unenforceable
Two crims travelling in a car wearing body armour is a clue they are up to no good no more than a criminal carrying house breaking tools in a car!
 

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Are we going to arm every Gárda in order to warrant such a law?

If the wearing of body armour is such an epidemic among the criminals, why not give them a reason to have it?
 

Bobcolebrooke

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So our under staffed over worked Police force will now have to spot check any crim they come across for a vest?


Unenforceable
I suppose you would not like to have our criminals inconvenienced in even the slightest way, by having gardai stop them and search them?
 

Victor Meldrew

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Ridiculous, what makes you think that criminals who are intent on committing a criminal act are going to abide by a law that says that you shall not be allowed to wear body armour? They'd break this law just like they break every other law!
At the moment, Scrote McSociopath cannnot be stopped wearing the stuff. The Gardai would be given a justification in shaking him down on a daily basis.

There is a point when you void your social contract and 'rights'. There are certain individuals who should just be hounded every waking moment. Get the army to help out if the Gardai don't have the manpower.

There is a message these people must get. 'You are destroying society and we want you to leave' and 'we will hound you every second of your life till you get the message'
 

eoghanacht

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Two crims travelling in a car wearing body armour is a clue they are up to no good no more than a criminal carrying house breaking tools in a car!

You are aware that these crims wear vest for personal protection not only so they can commit crimes and that some ************************y solicitor will get any and all lesser charges dropped if the crim works with the gardai i.e pleads guilty on the more serious charge.

Impractical and unenforceable.
 

Bobcolebrooke

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You are aware that these crims wear vest for personal protection not only so they can commit crimes and that some ************************y solicitor will get any and all lesser charges dropped if the crim works with the gardai i.e pleads guilty on the more serious charge.

Impractical and unenforceable.
Some burglars also use Jimmy bars for a bit of DIY on their own houses. Why would Criminals be at a greater risk of getting whack than you or me?

If it is not safe for them in Ireland let them leave Ireland!
 
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