Selling of IBA body Armor and plates
Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:17 AM
I recently came across a dcu point blaink vest with kevlar inserts and armor plates. Are there laws governing the ownership and sale of such items?
Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:38 AM
Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:38 AM
Posted 19 January 2011 - 02:02 PM
Yes. If the vest and plates are from the US military, which they probably are, then they are accountable property and still belong to the US government. The plates are the only things that could potentially get you in any trouble, however. All of this stuff is considered controlled technology and it's export outside the US is prohibited. There are also local laws in various jurisdictions throughout the US that prohibit body armor.
Quoting for truth. The plates are probably serial numbered/traceable.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 02:22 PM
Posted 19 January 2011 - 03:21 PM
The plates are the property of the United States Government. Plain and Simple. When I went overseas we had black plates that had to be turned in when we got the new ESAPI plates. When I got to DeMob station the plates were the first thing they asked for back.
Actually all of it is government property.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 03:45 PM
Posted 23 January 2011 - 06:31 PM
Ironic how the system works, or doesn't, at times. I tried in vain to turn in all my RFI's numerous times, to no avail. And that included my DCU pattern IBA and EVERYTHING associated with. Kept getting the tennis ball effect, bouncing back and forth between CIF and the unit Supply/S4. Finally got both sides to stamp my papers since they both swore up and down the other was responsible for it, and I was clear as far as they were concerned :pinch: Oh well, Ins'allah
Awesome and wrong, but just how the system works sometimes. Maybe you'll be lucky OP....(but probably not worth risking)
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