Re: Why the lack of personal protection?
Stopping of bullets might be physically impossible with mere armor, though (or we'd have done it today already) . . .
Uh, we have
done it today. Ever hear of Kevlar vests? Okay, they don't deflect or disintegrate bullets, but they'll stop a bullet from penetrating the body.
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