It is Illegal For Criminals To Wear Bulletproof Vests In New Jersey

New Jersey is 5th smallest state by area but 11th largest state by population. There are lots of great things about New Jersey, it is home to some really rich people. The state has the second highest median household income in the US. Almost 10% people of the state’s population are millionaires.

But, we’re not here for that, we’re here for some really strange laws of the state. Recently, a reddit user posted in r/todayilearned subreddit about a similar law.

In New Jersey, it is illegal for criminals to wear a bulletproof vest while committing a crime.

Yes, you read it right, under N.J.S.2C:12-1b, a person is guilty of a crime & liable to punishment, if he/she wears a bulletproof vest, while engaged in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing or even attempting to commit murder, robbery, manslaughter, burglary, kidnaping, sexual assault, criminal escape or assault.

If wearing it at the time of committing a first degree crime, then its a second degree crime otherwise it’s a third degree crime.

Another user pointed out in comment section, that these are usual laws and said, it may not be illegal to carry a set of lockpicks, but if you get arrested for committing a crime and they found those, then they can charge you for possessing “Burglar Tools”.

Another user pointed, that in many states like California, it is completely illegal for felons to own any kind of Body Armor.

Another user sarcastically wrote,”So, can wear a Bulletproof Shirt?”.