Body Armor Laws

Already there are a number of restrictions with regards to the personal ownership of body armor. Connecticut Law prohibits the purchase or sale of civilian body armor through any venue other than a face to face transaction, and people convicted of felonies may likely be in violation of the law if purchasing, owning or possessing body armor.

Background checks are not required in order to purchase body armor, therefore compliance with any applicable laws, ordinances, or regulations of any kind is the sole responsibility of the individual purchasing, owning, or possessing body armor. It is recommended that people wishing to purchase, own, or possess body armor contact local law enforcement, and/or legal counsel in order to insure compliance with any applicable laws.


Restrictions on the Purchase, Ownership or Possession of Body Armor are as follows:

It is a violation of United States Federal Law for a person convicted of a violent felony to purchase, own or possess body armor. In addition, various States also have enacted legislation restricting the purchase, ownership or possession of body armor by persons convicted of drug crimes, certain other felonies, or other violent crimes. By purchasing body armor from Hoplite Armor, LLC you acknowledge and certify that:

  1. You have not been convicted of a felony.
  2. The end user has not been convicted of any other crime that would restrict their ability to purchase, own or possess body armor under any applicable Local, State or Federal law, ordinance or restriction.
  3. The end user will not use any body armor purchased from Hoplite Armor, LLC for any criminal purpose.
  4. The end user is over the age of 18.
  5. The end user and / or purchaser must be a US citizen.
  6. The end user will not transport or use any Hoplite Armor products outside of the United States.

Hoplite Armor, LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse the sale of body armor to any person or entity. Additionally, the online sale of body armor to residents of Connecticut is strictly prohibited, unless the sale is made to certain law enforcement or military personnel, or through a face-to-face transaction.

Hoplite Armor does not ship any products outside of the United States, in compliance with ITAR regulations. By purchasing, owning or possessing Hoplite Armor systems the end user certifies that no Hoplite Armor products will be transported or used outside of the United States.

All statements contained herein, or in any other related Hoplite publication of any kind, are not designed to provide legal counsel in any way, shape or form. It is strongly recommended that customers conduct a reasonable amount of Due Diligence prior to purchasing, owning or possessing body armor in order to avoid any legal ramifications.