Sorry, but this gave me a chuckle. let's go to the logic:
Originally Posted by Burnout1985
Your explorer post/department didn't buy you a $400 vest.
You bought a vest for $400 because you can't put a price tag on your life and it's worth more than $400.
Therefore, the explorer post/department price tag for your life must be less than $400. Budget guy: "You want $400 vests for each explorer member!!?! They're not worth it. They can buy their own if they think their price tag is more than that."
Oh, and if you can't put a price on it, the vest under your shirt isn't going to stop a rifle round. It's not going to stop the pistol round used in the Ft. Hood shooting. You can spend even mor emoney and get better gear if you can't put a price on it.
I would think a better solution would be no body armor and lobby the post to get uniforms and equipment that doesn't look like police. Wearing a similar uniform as police and also having the distinct outline and profile of a person wearing body armor is like drawing a big target on your back. I would think business casual khaki pants with polo shirt and no insignia, no duty belt and mo radio clipped on it would be much safer than any body armor.
Captain Frank Drebin,
"Hello. I'm Lieutenant Drebin,Detective Sergeant,Police Squad."
"Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses."
Jay: All right, I'm in. But there's one thing you gotta remember: You chose me..so you recognized the skills, so I don't want nobody calling me son or kid or sport or nothing like that, cool?
Kay: Cool, whatever you say, slick, but I need to tell you something about all your skills. As of right now, they mean precisely..d**k.