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An interesting talk that is definitely worth watching:

Every time I see one of these types of scientific videos where they talk about wounds, I realize how bad I never want to be shot.

The rifle v.s. handgun pictures he shows are especially frightening.

LOL at the zombie target joke at around 13:12.

Summary:

  • Handguns are not as deadly as most people think.  6 out of 7 people survive their injuries
  • It’s impossible to assess injury severity at scene properly
  • There are often no exit wounds
  • Handguns have a very low penetration depth
  • Be concerned about airways
  • The most likely death is due to hemorrhage
  • Quick transport to OR is key

Moral of the story is that if you’re going to get shot you better hope it’s with a handgun.  On the flip side of that Clint Smith’s saying  “The only purpose for a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should have never laid down.” definitely holds true, because you’re going to want a rifle (if you have the option) to stop the threat.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Arthur

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Pure gold… I couldn’t make stuff like this up if I tried.

I truly feel bad for her if she is unable to afford health insurance, or is not eligible.  I’m sure she was in a lot of pain from when her dog jerked the leash, but why make things worse?  I think her expectations of getting fixed for free were too high. especially since she was obviously very forthcoming of the fact the gunshot was self inflicted. I wonder what the possible charges she is facing are?

The most retarded quote in the whole interview though by far, was the following:

“I guess I should have shot a little lower and got the bone and the artery.” -Kathy Myers

Heh yea nothing screams good idea like a .25 ACP to an artery. Hopefully her girlfriend talks her out of any future “bright ideas”, although I have a feeling Darwin may get another chance.

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I think this is some of my best work:

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