For one thing, if they are trying to pass legislation to criminalize Body Armor then someone has their finger in the wind.
For another thing, these same people are about as stupid as it gets.
How hard do you think it is to order a sheet of steel, have it cut by some Patriot who has a Water Jet and then bend it slightly in a press?
What are they going to do next, outlaw the sale of sheet steel to civilians?
Granted Plate Steel isn’t just any steel but you get the point.
Not only are they trying to outlaw them just like their gun, magazine and other bans, they expect people to actually turn in any they already own.
I know this would be my reaction.