Over the past decade, we’ve seen Americans gunned down en masse at concerts, in churches, schools, movie theaters and nightclubs. We’re often called upon to remember the victims who’ve died in those incidents, but rarely are we asked to confront the unsettling circumstances of the deaths themselves.It all gets sanitized for us and thusly, consumable as news. I do often wonder about the impact of this savagery to the human body on the doctors and medical practitioners themselves. I'm sure that they, too, experience trauma in their workplace, as well, that they not only shouldn't be experiencing, but for which they are not actually fully prepared.
Authors Wing and Ferner provide a link to a summary of each of the 58 autopsies in the Las Vegas massacre that I briefly reviewed.
We must get these high-powered, military-style rifles out of circulation completely.
Media coverage often serves to sanitize the graphic, uncomfortable reality of these tragedies. Maybe we don’t deserve the privilege of that comfort.
The only good thing is she didn’t suffer. She felt no pain at all. Arthur Alphin, ballistics expert