Senator Chuck Schumer proposed legislation that would require the FBI to regulate the sale of body armor in the U.S.
Schumer says his bill would require the FBI to set standards for who can buy bullet-resistant vests and other armor.
This comes after last week's mass shooting in Ohio where a gunman wearing body armor killed nine people and injured more than 20 outside a bar in a popular entertainment district in Dayton.
"With a click of a mouse, the scroll of a thumb, the dialing of a phone, someone up to no good can get this,” the senator said. “It is unacceptable that those intent on harm should be able to buy this body armor."
He says there would be exceptions for law enforcement and other public safety officials, and he plans to introduce the bill once Congress returns to session in September.