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(News 13 Orlando)   Guns don't kill people; fake bulletproof vests sold at gun shows do   (mynews13.com) divider line 63
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2013-10-21 01:53:43 PM
That's stooping pretty damn low. If someone gets shot and killed while wearing one he should get charged with murder.
 
2013-10-21 02:02:34 PM
They were clearly labeled as "bulletproof" vests.
 
2013-10-21 02:10:31 PM
Maybe they were labeled as "Bulleit Proof", and protected your shirt against bourbon stains.
 
2013-10-21 02:14:31 PM
Well the next time Skeeter comes in to the ER after a, "Hold my beer and watch this," incident goes wrong, we'll know who to blame.
 
2013-10-21 02:22:27 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: Well the next time Skeeter comes in to the ER after a, "Hold my beer and watch this," incident goes wrong, we'll know who to blame.


or thank?
 
2013-10-21 02:29:55 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Bareefer Obonghit: Well the next time Skeeter comes in to the ER after a, "Hold my beer and watch this," incident goes wrong, we'll know who to blame.

or thank?


This is true.
 
2013-10-21 02:40:18 PM

show me: That's stooping pretty damn low. If someone gets shot and killed while wearing one he should get charged with murder.


You serious, Clark? The  shooter wouldn't probably get charged.
 
2013-10-21 02:40:40 PM
Hopefully a lot of police departments have these same vests.
 
2013-10-21 02:44:11 PM

The_Sponge


Maybe they were labeled as "Bulleit Proof", and protected your shirt against bourbon stains.


Or "Bullitt-Proof", because they protect the wearer from Steve McQueen.
 
2013-10-21 02:44:35 PM
Free Market will save us, don't worry.
 
2013-10-21 02:45:07 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: I_Am_Weasel: Bareefer Obonghit: Well the next time Skeeter comes in to the ER after a, "Hold my beer and watch this," incident goes wrong, we'll know who to blame.

or thank?

This is true.


I actually thought that's what happened when I read the headline!

I was envisioning a stupid Kick-Ass copycat.
 
2013-10-21 02:45:11 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: The_Sponge

Maybe they were labeled as "Bulleit Proof", and protected your shirt against bourbon stains.


Or "Bullitt-Proof", because they protect the wearer from Steve McQueen.



Lulz.

Given his current condition, we don't even need a vest.  :-(
 
2013-10-21 02:47:41 PM
i.imgur.com
Try before you buy.

/I know it's the wrong episode
//any why doesn't Fark's image-resizer work any more?
 
2013-10-21 02:47:44 PM
 
2013-10-21 02:50:57 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Be sure to buy the body armor from the guy who shoots himself for a product demonstration.


Damn.

That's dedication.
 
2013-10-21 02:51:01 PM
Bulletproof isn't a thing. It's bullet resistant. There isn't a bullet resistant jacket in existence that's perfect. Most jackets are good against pistol rounds; not rifle rounds. Even the really good stuff, that our military uses, is susceptible to rifle fire. Just about any hunting rifle will shred bullet resistant jackets.
 
2013-10-21 02:52:04 PM
I_Am_Weasel: Bareefer Obonghit: Well the next time Skeeter comes in to the ER after a, "Hold my beer and watch this," incident goes wrong, we'll know who to blame.

or thank?
 
2013-10-21 02:53:04 PM
It's one thing to defraud average Joe Gun Nut who will buy the vest and never actually NEED it.  Definitely bad, but I just hope that no one bought a vest from this guy and sent it to their son or daughter in Afghanistan.
 
2013-10-21 02:53:07 PM
When the vest fails there is nobody to complain.
 
2013-10-21 02:56:53 PM
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2013-10-21 02:57:40 PM
Good time for a quote...

"I think vests are all about protection. You know what I mean? Like a lifevest protects you from drowning and bulletproof vests protect you from getting shot and the sweatervest protects you from pretty girls. 'Leave me alone. Can't you see I'm cold just right here?'"

- D. Martin.
 
2013-10-21 02:58:27 PM
Didn't I see this in a Reno 911 episode?
 
2013-10-21 02:59:03 PM
I've been to one gun show and from what I saw, it really doesn't surprise me that this happened.  I was looking for a rifle to go target shooting but no luck.  It was all overpriced crap and snotty dealers who make used car sales men look like paragons of honesty.  Oh, and lots and lots of Nazi memorabilia.
 
2013-10-21 02:59:59 PM

p0nk: Didn't I see this in a Reno 911 episode?


Nice timing ;)
 
2013-10-21 03:00:22 PM
I make bulletproof vests out of old Britney Spears CDs. Most bullets won't go near them. And the stupid ones that do, well, at least I will die with some good karma.
 
2013-10-21 03:04:41 PM
If the sort of nimrod who buys a bulletproof vest at a gun show winds up getting shot through it, I think that's kind of a victimless crime.
 
2013-10-21 03:06:46 PM

Takeshi6400: I've been to one gun show and from what I saw, it really doesn't surprise me that this happened.  I was looking for a rifle to go target shooting but no luck.  It was all overpriced crap and snotty dealers who make used car sales men look like paragons of honesty.  Oh, and lots and lots of Nazi memorabilia.


Yep, then you have crazy overpriced knife seller guy.  A table with dusty old camo clothing and the one table from the ATF giving away gun locks for free that everyone thinks is actually there to spy on them, and the people hounding you to join the NRA, and then a table about the UN and Obama and how they want to take away your guns  (this may have also been the NRA table.)
 
2013-10-21 03:09:15 PM

megarian: p0nk: Didn't I see this in a Reno 911 episode?

Nice timing ;)


that's what i get for taking the time to look for a link to the specific image i had in mind.
 
2013-10-21 03:09:52 PM
No, no, no. He meant bulette proof vests:

www.wizards.com
 
2013-10-21 03:09:56 PM
Are you telling me that gun show dealers are not the paragons of virtue that the 2nd Amendment crowd keeps assuring me that they are?
 
2013-10-21 03:12:54 PM
IANAE but even the very best bullet-proof vests are only bullet-resistant. So while "fake" bullet-proof vests just have less bullet-resistance than other bullet-proof vest than you might expect, they are still as bullet-proof as "real" bullet-proof vests, which is to say not at all.
 
2013-10-21 03:22:13 PM

MFAWG: Are you telling me that gun show dealers are not the paragons of virtue that the 2nd Amendment crowd keeps assuring me that they are?



Look, something gun related, quick, someone try to be witty and sarcastic towards and entire group of people they know nothing about!
 
2013-10-21 03:26:47 PM

twiztedjustin: MFAWG: Are you telling me that gun show dealers are not the paragons of virtue that the 2nd Amendment crowd keeps assuring me that they are?


Look, something gun related, quick, someone try to be witty and sarcastic towards and entire group of people they know nothing about!


I've been to the every weekend gun show here in the Seattle Metro area several times.

It's pretty much what somebody else described.
 
2013-10-21 03:31:09 PM
The phrase, "you get what you pay for" comes to mind. If you buy a discount bulletproof vest, you deserve what's coming to you. If you're gonna be in a situation that calls for one, it's probably a good idea to shell out for the genuine article.

\Me no read TFA.
 
2013-10-21 03:32:18 PM

Jument: IANAE but even the very best bullet-proof vests are only bullet-resistant. So while "fake" bullet-proof vests just have less bullet-resistance than other bullet-proof vest than you might expect, they are still as bullet-proof as "real" bullet-proof vests, which is to say not at all.




I'll take my chances with the enhanced bullet resistance of a brand name product.

/with gun owners being so picky about every detail, who the hell buys armor from some dude at a show?
/you can order decent steel online for not a lot of money, if you don't mind spalling.
/I'm curious how long they thought it would take before someone tested it.
 
2013-10-21 03:32:50 PM

MFAWG: I've been to the every weekend gun show here in the Seattle Metro area several times.


That's beautiful. Thank you.
 
2013-10-21 03:36:44 PM
i527.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-21 03:38:30 PM

Carn: Free Market will save us, don't worry.


0/10

You didn't mention Obama, the 1%/Wall Street, or the 2nd Amendment. You gots to up your game son, this ain't a Youtube video comments section, this is Fark.
 
2013-10-21 03:40:32 PM
There is no such thing as "bullet-proof" vest.

Anyone who says "bullet proof vest" likely also says "clip" and "silencer"
 
2013-10-21 03:49:07 PM
Or buy from the mexican company that Fark talked about once. They sell bullet resistant clothing.  But be prepared you'll be wearing the latest styles in mexico.
 
TKM
2013-10-21 03:55:18 PM
That's beyond stupid.  Who would buy a fake bulletproof vest?


http://mcvestonline.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=1


Oh.
 
2013-10-21 04:03:12 PM
BB proof vests?
 
2013-10-21 04:07:49 PM

OregonVet: MFAWG: I've been to the every weekend gun show here in the Seattle Metro area several times.

That's beautiful. Thank you.


Generally speaking it's at the fairgrounds in Puyallup, Enumclaw, or very occasionally Monroe.
 
2013-10-21 04:09:10 PM

iheartscotch: Bulletproof isn't a thing. It's bullet resistant. There isn't a bullet resistant jacket in existence that's perfect. Most jackets are good against pistol rounds; not rifle rounds. Even the really good stuff, that our military uses, is susceptible to rifle fire. Just about any hunting rifle will shred bullet resistant jackets.


dragon scales

http://www.pinnaclearmor.com/body-armor/dragon-skin/">http://www.pin naclearmor.com/body-armor/dragon-skin/
 
2013-10-21 04:23:27 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Be sure to buy the body armor from the guy who shoots himself for a product demonstration.


My friend joined the CHP many years ago and talked about the Dow film for the Kevlar vests. 2 guys in lab coats wearing the vests and popping 9mm rounds into each other.
 
2013-10-21 04:34:39 PM

OregonVet: MFAWG: I've been to the every weekend gun show here in the Seattle Metro area several times.

That's beautiful. Thank you.


Interesting. Because the closest thing to "weekly...Seattle metro area" is monthly and 50 miles away. True that it appears as desribed.
 
2013-10-21 04:40:08 PM

Duke_leto_Atredes: iheartscotch: Bulletproof isn't a thing. It's bullet resistant. There isn't a bullet resistant jacket in existence that's perfect. Most jackets are good against pistol rounds; not rifle rounds. Even the really good stuff, that our military uses, is susceptible to rifle fire. Just about any hunting rifle will shred bullet resistant jackets.

dragon scales

http://www.pinnaclearmor.com/body-armor/dragon-skin/">http://www.pin naclearmor.com/body-armor/dragon-skin/


I have read that those are no better than any other vest.

Anything that will currently stop a rifle round is so heavy, bulky, and restrictive that it isn't worth the tradeoff.
 
2013-10-21 05:03:56 PM

Medic Zero: OregonVet: MFAWG: I've been to the every weekend gun show here in the Seattle Metro area several times.

That's beautiful. Thank you.

Interesting. Because the closest thing to "weekly...Seattle metro area" is monthly and 50 miles away. True that it appears as desribed.


Somebody just identified themselves as a farking hick.
 
2013-10-21 05:12:26 PM

Takeshi6400: I've been to one gun show and from what I saw, it really doesn't surprise me that this happened.  I was looking for a rifle to go target shooting but no luck.  It was all overpriced crap and snotty dealers who make used car sales men look like paragons of honesty.  Oh, and lots and lots of Nazi memorabilia.


There are only two vendors I've ever liked at gun shows. The first exclusively sold revolver rifles. The second was a guy in his 80's selling off his curio and relic rifles because he wanted them to go to good homes when he passed on.
 
2013-10-21 05:18:05 PM

show me: That's stooping pretty damn low. If someone gets shot and killed while wearing one he should get charged with murder.


Depending on who he sold the vest to, if their friends or family know where they got the fake vest from, I think murder charges would be the least of his worries.
 
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