I'd like to point out that that's the kind of stuff I get from antis.
Your below point after that is irrelevant as my safety is irrelevant and your interpretation of my or another's safety is irrelevant.
Each individual knows if they are safe or not, if they live in a safe area or not, and if they deem there is danger in that area should be permitted to take precautionary measures to protect their own life- at least by wearing protective clothing if they wish. It is not bear spray. It is not a gun. It is not a tazzer... it is clothing.
The point you are trying to push is that a person's safety is irrelevant, that the cops have the right to tell that person they do not have the right to wear safety gear to protect their own life.....
I disagree with this point of view. It's that simple.
As far as the police running towards gun fire... granted... but so do some civilians...... thats why they are getting shoot, stabbed, and swarmed in some cities like Toronto or Halifax. Some neighborhoods are dangerous. Some people cant afford to move. Some people have to work the graveyard shift and walk home late at night in these neighborhoods....... some people other than cops may also have to walk towards gunfire just to get home. I am not this person, perhaps you are not this person, but if such a person exists they have the right to wear a bit of safety gear.
Hell, hunters are killed every year in Canada by other hunters.... it would almost be logical to require hunters orange vests that were bullet resistant rather than making them illegal (if the technology existed to make a nice lightweight one that could stop hunting rounds..... good luck with that).