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SECTION 270.21
Unlawful purchase of body armor
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 3, TITLE P, ARTICLE 270
§ 270.21 Unlawful purchase of body armor.

A person is guilty of the unlawful purchase of body armor when, not
being engaged or employed in an eligible profession, they knowingly
purchase or take possession of body armor, as such term is defined in
subdivision two of section 270.20 of this article. This section shall
not apply to individuals or entities engaged or employed in eligible
professions, which shall include police officers as defined in section
1.20 of the criminal procedure law, peace officers as defined in section
2.10 of the criminal procedure law, persons in military service in the
state of New York or military or other service for the United States,
and such other professions designated by the department of state in
accordance with section one hundred forty-four-a of the executive law.

Unlawful purchase of body armor is a class A misdemeanor for a first
offense and a class E felony for any subsequent offense.