18 U.S. Code § 931 - Prohibition on purchase, ownership, or possession of body armor by violent felons
Prohibition on purchase, ownership, or possession of body armor by violent felons
(a)In General.—Except as provided in subsection (b), it shall be unlawful for a person to purchase, own, or possess body armor, if that person has been convicted of a felony that is—
(b) Affirmative Defense.—
(1)In general.—It shall be an affirmative defense under this section that—
the defendant obtained prior written certification from his or her employer that the defendant’s purchase, use, or possession of body armor was necessary for the safe performance of lawful business activity; and
(Added Pub. L. 107–273, div. C, title I, § 11009(e)(2)(A), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1821.)
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