Can civilians own ballistic helmets?
Generally speaking, yes – in most states it is legal to buy and wear bulletproof helmets.
Please note however that each state has its own law regulating ownership and possession of body armor, usually referred to as “body armor laws”. In general – it is legal for anyone to wear a bulletproof vest or helmet in the US , unless you are convicted felon. Law makes no exceptions for LEOs and security officers. Many claim that ballistic helmets are legal only for law enforcement officials, or for those who have a license to carry (LTC) legal permit. This is not correct, body armor regulation does not depend on occupation or legal status.
As always – we strongly advice you check exact laws with your local county Sheriffs office. Their contact details can be found in the phone book, or online.