Calif. wants law restricting body armor sales reinstated

Cops have been pressuring the state to challenge the ruling

Bob Egelko
San Francisco Chronicle

The state will ask the California Supreme Court to revive a law that prohibited violent felons from possessing bullet-resistant body armor, Attorney General Jerry Brown said Tuesday.

Police chiefs in San Francisco and elsewhere had clamored for Brown to challenge the Dec. 17 ruling by a state appeals court in Los Angeles that overturned the law. Brown said his office would ask the state's high court to review the case next month.

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