Breath of the Dying: bugged or working as intended?

I absolutely love this AR. Except when its proc effect kills me while I have Barrier up, which has happened a lot in the DLC. It’s especially bad when you’re shooting into a crowd of mobs, such as the horde of Scraptraps in the DLC, and you end up with 6 chained proc effects all coming at you from different directions. Makes me feel like I’m playing Asteroids, except I can’t shoot the proc projectiles out of the air.

My question for @Noelle_GBX and @gearbox is it intended for the proc effect to bypass Barrier, or is it a design oversight?

A number of AoE effects seem to bypass the Barrier.