Sounds like someone that is looking for free legal advice on the 'net.
They bit off more than they can chew and run with a sketchy crowd. Instead of parting ways they are trying to have their cake and eat it too and are afraid to jettison what they think are friends. Friends are few and far between and if they live long enough they will discover what I mean.
Each state will have their own laws regarding bullet resistant vest. It's best to consult a legal expert in your area to get an answer pertaining to such things.
If you're like me and use a plastic tote to store your gear in then you might want to read further. When plastic totes are manufactured they are typically shipped with the lid on. This makes the inside of the tote smell like the plastic it's made of. To remove the plastic smell from the tote I use baking soda. I open the baking soda up and leave the box in the tote with the lid on for about a month to remove the plastic smell. I tried just leaving the lid off but I was still able to smell...