Body armour is a garment or item designed, intended or adapted to protect individuals from stab wounds or gunshots. Under British Columbia’s Body Armour Control Act and Regulation, you must have a permit to possess body armour. A business that sells body armour to an individual without a permit may face a fine up to $100,000 and its controlling members could face up to six months in jail. If you possess body armour without a permit you could face a fine up to $10,000 and six months in jail. Police can seize body armour that is sold or possessed without a permit.