Wow, no love for body armor. Granted, it's not nearly as sexy as the latest black rifle. I think it can be useful, just like a gun, even if the application is limited.
Trip286, the first apartment complex we lived at when we moved to Houston had shootings every Friday or Saturday night without fail (drugs). We moved from those apartments because the aluminum wiring in our apartment caught fire on a couple of occasions. Thankfully, I had purchased a fire extinguisher and was able to make it to the breaker box quickly.
Most of Friday and Saturday night were spent drinking, so the shootings were just a part of weekend entertainment. Then marriage, then kids, all downhill from there.