See that US logo and the DOD description with National Stock Number and other relevant details? If someone offers you a deal on one of these, run the other way.
SCMPD's Undercover Narcotics Team was working in support of a federal Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms operation when they recovered 54 rifles, including a belt-fed automatic weapon and parts, 11 pistols, various military scopes, and ammunition.Officers also recovered 158 Small Arms Protective Inserts and 19 military vests to carry them. The plates, which are used to devise bullet-proof vests, are highly guarded by the U.S. Army and are never to be taken out of military areas.The probe was launched by ATF against Wesley Defreitas and his company, Warriors Gear, on the 5500 block of Montgomery Street, just outside a gate of Hunter Army Air Field. Defreitas was charged with illegal sales of weapons by federal agents last year, and was out on bond after a federal indictment when ATF, UNIT and SCMPD Explosive Ordnance Device (bomb) Unit officers raided a storage building on April 2.There, they recovered nine High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) 40 mm rounds; weapons powerful enough to destroy a light-armored vehicle and capable of penetrating two inches of steel.
A lesson I learned in the 90s by observing other people's screw-ups: if somebody makes you a "can't miss deal" on military property -- miss it. And for the purposes of this discussion, there are a lot of SAPI plates circulating around out there. Be aware of what this story says -- "The plates, which are used to devise bullet-proof vests, are highly guarded by the U.S. Army and are never to be taken out of military areas." Some people think that just because they're not firearms or explosives, the military won't mind. They do -- big time.