President Barack Obama was wearing “bullet-resistant” clothing during his inaugural events, Slate is reporting.
“Bulletproof” and “bullet resistant” are not the same thing.
If something is bulletproof, it will stop a bullet dead in its tracks. If something is bullet resistant, it will give the bullet a stern talking to.
I wonder if Obama is the first president to wear lightweight body armor — in a noncombat zone. Oh, wait. Congress was there. Never mind.