"Bullet Proof Vest Prohibited While Commiting Murder"
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:39-13 a person is guilty of a crime if he uses or wears a body vest while engaged in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing or attempting to commit murder, manslaughter, robbery, sexual assault, burglary, kidnaping, criminal escape or assault under N.J.S. 2C:12-1b.
Use or wearing a body vest while engaged in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing or attempting to commit a crime of the first degree is a crime of the second degree. Otherwise it is a crime of the third degree.
As used in this section, "body vest" means bullet-resistant body armor which is intended to provide ballistic and trauma protection.
So let me make sure I understand this correctly.
One who is committing murder, rape, burglary, kidnapping and/or robbery is legally required to refrain from wearing a bullet proof vest during the commission of his or her heinous act or acts, just in case a shot must be fired to prevent them from concluding the act in which they are engaged.
Can anyone imagine a murderer or rapist who has no qualms about committing rape or murder having any qualms about offending this law?
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