The school shootings are the worst, the absolute worst.
The AR-15 fires bullets at such a high velocity — often in a barrage of 30 or even 100 in rapid succession — that it can eviscerate multiple people in seconds. A single bullet lands with a shock wave intense enough to blow apart a skull and demolish vital organs. The impact is even more acute on the compact body of a small child.“It literally can pulverize bones, it can shatter your liver and it can provide this blast effect,” said Joseph Sakran, a gunshot survivor who advocates for gun violence prevention and a trauma surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital.During surgery on people shot with high-velocity rounds, he said, body tissue “literally just crumbled into your hands.”The carnage is rarely visible to the public. Crime scene photos are considered too gruesome to publish and often kept confidential. News accounts rely on antiseptic descriptions from law enforcement officials and medical examiners who, in some cases, have said remains were so unrecognizable that they could be identified only through DNA samples.As Sakran put it: “We often sanitize what is happening.”The Washington Post sought to illustrate the force of the AR-15 and reveal its catastrophic effects....The records and interviews show in stark detail the unique mechanics that propel these bullets — and why they unleash such devastation in the body.
Whatever anyone thinks about our gun laws in #Canada. Did you know we’ve had 15 school shooting deaths? Not this month or this year, but total, in history. And absolutely no deaths in elementary schools. Why? Because gun laws save lives." https://t.co/LhfcUSCBcf— 🇺🇸 OneOfTheSmiths 🇨🇦 Vaxxed & Boosted x5 👍 🍻 (@OneOfTheSmiths) March 28, 2023