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The AR-15 Is Different: What I Learned Treating Parkland Victims - The Atlantic

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The organ from a CT scan of a victim of the Florida HS shooting looked like an overripe melon smashed by a sledgehammer, with extensive bleeding. a semi-automatic rifle  delivers a devastatingly lethal, high-velocity bullet, leaving nothing to repair, and is utterly, devastating! The bullet  from a  typical handgun injury  leaves a laceration through an organ like the liver. In a CT scan it appears as a linear, thin, grey bullet track through the organ.  'The wounds  were radically different!  How could a gunshot wound have caused this much damage? What can be done....?'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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