WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Members of a police SWAT team conduct a door-to-door search for 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. After a car chase and shoot out with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mass shooters in Florida often wear tactical gear like a bulletproof vest.

This is a personal pet peeve for me because when the news breaks of another mass shooting, many times the shooter is decked out in SWAT gear. It’s another opportunity for our Police force to flag these people, maybe visit their house, get eyes on them and ask them why they just bought a bulletproof vest.

Not every mass shooter wears SWAT gear, but a lot of them do. Currently, you can purchase SWAT gear online as easy as you order a new rug from Amazon. What if you had to inform your local police department when you purchase body armor like a bulletproof vest. Hunters don’t use tactical gear and neither do shooting experts. There’s really no reason for anyone who is not a SWAT or Police officer to have tactical gear.

Making it harder to order tactical gear online won’t stop mass shootings, but it might give Police officers another red flag on someone who is planning to harm others.