Sen. Chuck Schumer proposed on Sunday new legislation requiring the FBI that he authorize the sale of body armor to civilians.
The announcement comes a week after Connor Betts, the mass killer dressed in body armor, opened fire in a trendy area of Dayton, Ohio, and killed nine people before to be shot by the police.
Schumer said that everyone could now buy a bullet-proof vest priced at $ 185 and a tactical mask priced at $ 10 under current law, Schumer said at a press conference in New York. his Midtown office.
"At the click of a mouse, by scrolling a thumb, dialing a phone, someone who is useless can understand that," he said. "What we have learned is that a good number of those who want to shoot mass buy body armor," said the leader of the Senate minority. "They want to kill as many people as possible."
The restrictions would not apply to the forces of order.
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