What’s It Like? (The Gun Debate)

I have stated that I think that actual photos of what these bullets do to the human body would wake the American people up to the horror of the actions taken by some…..

This is part of the conversation that most want to avoid…..and then there are people that want you to know the consequences of the violence.

I made my opinion on this recently…..

Viewing The Dead

NPR has taken a look into the aftermath of a shooting…..

A wave of mass shootings has plagued the country in recent weeks, including in Buffalo, New York; Uvalde, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Philadelphia.

There have been more than 240 mass shootings this year, a grim statistic that follows gun violence being at its highest point in more than 20 years in 2020, according to CDC data.

It’s a pattern some doctors have noticed even without the numbers in front of them.

Bullets from weapons such as handguns typically pierce straight through a target, medical experts say. By comparison, weapons such as the AR-15s used in many mass shootings, can liquefy organs because of their much higher projectile speeds.

“Assault weapons … cause a condition called cavitation, meaning that as the projectile passes through tissue, it creates a large cavity,” said Dr. Ian Brown, a trauma surgeon at UC Davis Health in Sacramento, California. “And that does a ton of of tissue damage, both initially at the impact, and then even further as that tissue begins to necrose, or die off.”

The damage is much greater in children, as the surface area of their organs and arteries are smaller, said Dr. Joseph Sakran, the director of emergency general surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Where the projectile lands is critical, added Dr. Eric Savitsky, an emergency medicine specialist at UCLA Medical Center.

“From a survivability and morbidity perspective, what the bullets hit, whether (bullets are) small caliber or large calibers, is the primary determinant of patient outcomes,” he said.

https://www.npr.org/2022/06/06/1103177032/gun-violence-mass-shootings-assault-weapons-victims

I have seen first hand what the rounds from an M-16 and AK-47 do to the human body and it is images that I wish I could cleanse from my mind….but they will stay with me until I take that dirt nap.

I truly think that the people should see what these weapons are capable of doing.

But instead we debate semantics and throw deflection into the conversation….all this is doing no one any good.

How many more children need to die before the bullshit is set aside and a real conversation is had?

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8 thoughts on “What’s It Like? (The Gun Debate)

  1. Speaking of real conversations…… the above speaks to the caliber, not the firearm itself. AR style rifles come in nearly every caliber one can think of, to include .22.

    So is the argument really about the scary looking rifle……or should it be about the caliber?

  2. When I was an EMT, I saw people who had been shot with handguns, shotguns, and on one occasion, a sub machine gun. (An Uzi) The ‘impressive’ thing about such injuries was usually the exit wound. There could be a coin-sized hole where the bullet had gone in, but the exit wound from a close-range shooting might be bigger than my fist. People need to know it is nothing like they see on TV dramas and films.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Do you think Americans in general would be shocked into less buying and uding gun (in all shapes, types and calibers etc.

    All the violence over decades, all those killed, all those physicly and/or mentally scarred for live, all those children still going to school.

    When is enough is enough?

    I peronally think that the will and intention to adress gunviolence in the US is not supported in a way that politician on both sode feel the need to act.

    I respect those that faced mass-shooting themselves.
    Looked death in the eye.

    Victimized, however found the power to rise above being a victim

    Confronting pro-gunners, facing insults, called liers, need I go on?

    That is courage!

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