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Many years ago, when I was a Police Explorer, I saw a "training video" called Flak Vest Test by a Fool. The starring role was a man goofing off and asking people to shoot him while he was wearing his bullet-proof vest. He took round after round of fire, from a .22 to a .357 magnum. The final shot was from an AR-15 rifle, cousin to the M-16. This bullet passed a few millimenters below the Kevlar vest, with its metal trauma plate. It entered the man's lower stomach, passed through his colon, and damaged his spine. He has trouble walking to this day. Duh!

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