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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/las-vegas-autopsy-docum...

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Media coverage often serves to sanitize the graphic, uncomfortable reality of these tragedies. Maybe we don’t deserve the privilege of that comfort.


Case #1
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head.
The bullet enters the right side of the victim’s head, creating multiple skull fractures and injuring multiple features of her brain, before reversing trajectory and exiting further down on the right side of her head.

Case #2
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
The bullet enters the right side of the victim’s upper chest, coursing through his chest cavity and abdomen, before exiting on the lower left side of his back.

Case #3
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the back.
The bullet enters the left side of the victim’s back, coursing through his chest cavity before taking a slightly upward trajectory and exiting through his left chest.

Case #4
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the back.
The bullet enters the victim’s left upper back, coursing through her chest cavity and causing injuries to the heart and lungs before coming to rest in the tissue of her right breast.

Case #5
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wounds to the chest and forearm.
A bullet enters the victim’s upper right chest, striking a rib, perforating her right lung, diaphragm and liver, before coming to rest in the soft tissue of her lower right chest. Another bullet enters through the victim’s back right forearm, passing cleanly through and exiting the front of her arm.

Alphin believes both sets of injuries were caused by a single bullet that struck the victim on an unstable trajectory, likely because the overheated barrel of the gunman’s rifle had expanded from shooting so rapidly, sending rounds flying out more unpredictably.

“Dollars to doughnuts, this is the same bullet that does all of this,” said Alphin. “The round was probably unstable, meaning it was wobbling slightly in free flight. That’s why you’ve got that slightly oblong entry wound, that indicates a bullet that was wobbling from that overheated barrel. It enters the forearm, then it goes through and has an irregular exit wound to the anterior right forearm. ... Now the bullet is beginning to tumble [as it enters her chest].”

Alphin added, “I would think she was standing, she realized there were bullets coming, she put her arm up and a bullet struck her.”

Case #6
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
The bullet enters the victim’s lower right arm and passes cleanly through it into her chest, where it injures her right lung and ultimately strikes her vertebral column, shattering the bullet.

Case #7
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the right chest.
The bullet enters the victim’s right upper chest, perforating multiple features of her right lung, before coming to rest in the soft tissue of her central back.

Case #8
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wounds to the head.
One bullet enters the victim’s left eye, injuring her eye and fracturing her skull, before coming to rest in the muscles on the side of her head. Another bullet enters the right side of the victim’s head, causing additional skull fractures and injuring multiple features of her brain, before coming to rest in the back of her head. The victim also suffered a gunshot wound to the hand and a graze wound to the shoulder.

Alphin explained how two separate bullets could have struck the victim in the head.

“Both of those head wounds would be instantly fatal, which means the person would drop to the ground like a sack of rocks. There’s no way, even if the guy had kept the rifle stable and these are bullets that sequentially exited the muzzle, you’re still talking a couple tenths of a second between impacts and the body would have started to drop. I’m thinking one of these hit the victim standing and one of them hit her laying on the ground. Remember, all the shooter is doing is spraying bullets.”

Case #9
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
The bullet enters the victim’s right chest between the ribs, perforating his liver, stomach and diaphragm, before entering his left chest. The jacket of the bullet is recovered in the victim’s left lung, while the bullet itself is found in the space between two ribs.

Case #10
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head.
The bullet enters through the right side of victim’s head, fracturing the skull, fragmenting the bullet and causing massive injuries to the brain.

Case #11
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the back.
The bullet enters the victim’s right back and passes through her shoulder blade and into her chest cavity, perforating her right lung, heart and left lung, before exiting from her left chest. Clusters of cuts and bruises suggest the victim was either dragged or trampled after collapsing.

Alphin believes the bullet was wobbling when it struck the victim but says it’s hard to tell from the listed measurements.

“Once the bullet travels down through the lungs, that’s a fatal wound,” he said. “Trauma and internal bleeding.”

Case #12
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
The bullet enters the victim’s left chest between his ribs, fracturing one of the bones and likely fragmenting the round, leading to perforations of his left lung, spleen, aorta, liver and right lung.

Case #13
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the back.
The bullet enters the victim’s left back around her sixth rib, likely fracturing a bone before passing through her left lung and piercing the major arteries of the heart.

Case #14
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head.
The bullet enters near the top of the victim’s head, fracturing her skull and causing massive hemorrhaging of her brain. Contusions on the victim’s face were likely the result of her falling forward after being fatally struck.

Case #15
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
The bullet enters the victim’s right chest between her ribs, taking an upward trajectory through her right lung, aorta and across her midline, where it perforates her left lung and comes to rest in the tissue of her left shoulder.

Alphin believes the bullet was stable in flight when it struck the victim but became unstable upon entry.

“It basically hit perpendicular to the surface of the skin,” he said. “The bullet, as it’s precessing, probably clipped one of the ribs, and that’s why it’s unstable within the body and broke apart. That’s why there are fragments recovered.”

Case #16
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head.
The bullet enters near the top of the victim’s head, coursing through his brain and into his neck before coming to rest in the tissue of his right shoulder. Additional abrasions suggest the victim fell after being struck and may have been dragged or trampled after collapsing.

Case #17
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
The bullet enters the victim’s left upper chest at a downward angle, where it likely strikes a bone, which fragments the round, casting pieces throughout his left chest.

Case #18
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the back.
The bullet enters the victim’s right upper back, fracturing her third rib and perforating multiple features of her right lung and her aorta before coming to rest in the tissue surrounding her heart.

Case #19
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the neck.
The bullet enters the center of the victim’s neck, severing multiple vertebrae and major arteries before exiting through the left side of her neck. Abrasions on the victim’s arm and legs suggest she may have been dragged or trampled after collapsing.

Case #20
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head.
The bullet enters the victim’s left cheek, fracturing her skull and passing through multiple features of her face before severing her spinal cord and coming to rest in the tissue of her neck.

Case #21
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head.
The bullet enters the right side of the victim’s forehead, fracturing his skull, injuring his brain and shattering the round.

Case #22
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
The bullet enters the victim’s right upper chest, courses through his midline, passing through his carotid artery at the aorta and perforating his left lung before coming to rest in his lung tissue.

Case #23
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head.
The bullet enters the right side of the victim’s head, injuring her right eye and brain before coming to rest in the left side of her brain. Another bullet enters through the back of the victim’s right forearm, injuring tissue but passing cleanly through.

Case #24
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wounds to the head and leg.
One bullet enters the right side of the victim’s head, fracturing her skull and injuring multiple features of her brain while shattering the round. Another bullet enters the front of the victim’s left leg, injuring tissue before coming to rest in the back of her leg.

Case #25
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the back.
The bullet enters the victim’s central upper back, coursing through her vertebral column, shattering the round and sending fragments through her aorta and into her vertebrae.

Alphin says the autopsy indicates the bullet was in stable flight when it struck the victim perpendicular to the skin surface.

“The bullet began to break apart fairly quickly, and it completely disintegrated upon striking the vertebral body,” he said.

Case #26
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the neck.
The bullet enters the right side of the victim’s neck, coursing through the tissue of the neck and into the upper vertebrae, where the round is recovered.

Case #27
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head.
The bullet enters through the left side of the victim’s forehead, fracturing her skull and likely the round, before passing through multiple features of her brain.

Case #28
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
The bullet enters through the victim’s right upper chest, striking his right collarbone and coursing through his aorta and left lung before striking a left rib and coming to rest in the soft tissue of his left upper back.

Case #29
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
The bullet enters the victim’s right chest, striking a rib and perforating his right lung, heart and left lung before exiting his left chest. Clusters of abrasions on the victim’s forearm suggest he was dragged or trampled after being struck.

Case #30
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the neck.
The bullet enters the right side of the victim’s neck, coursing through tissue in his upper neck and surrounding his vertebrae before striking his spine and coming to rest in the tissue of his left shoulder.

Case #31
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the back.
The bullet enters the victim’s left back, coursing through the chest across the midline and exiting around her right breast.

Case #32
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head.
The bullet enters the right side of the victim’s head, fracturing her skull and injuring her brain before exiting the left side of her head. Another bullet appears to have grazed the victim’s right wrist, causing damage to the tissue.

“That bullet was a .223 bullet, it was stable in flight and it was roughly perpendicular to the surface of the head,” Alphin said. “The only good thing is she didn’t suffer. She felt no pain at all. Some of those others, even though they died with the chest cavity wounds, they survived on the ground for 60 to 90 seconds, their heart continued to beat, the blood filled up into the pleural cavity and the thoracic cavity, their brain was still functioning and they knew they were dying and they were in pain. At least this poor woman, it was instant.”

Case #33
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
The bullet enters the victim’s right upper chest near the collarbone, coursing along the bone and through the body before coming to rest in the tissue of his upper arm.

“If a bullet enters or comes close to the long axis of a bone, the path of least resistance for the bullet is to skim along the bone, and so it actually follows the bone a little bit,” said Alphin. “As it’s dragging the side of the bullet alongside the bone that helps keep the bullet stable and nose on, and it’s easier to separate the flesh then, because it’s just being knocked away from the bone.”

Case #34
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
Bullet enters the victim’s left chest, striking and fracturing a rib, perforating features of the heart and right lung before coming to rest in the tissue of the right chest. Another bullet enters the back of the victim’s right elbow, passing through tissue and exiting the front of her arm.

Case #35
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the back.
The bullet enters the victim’s left back, coursing through her body and coming to rest in the tissue of her left breast.

Case #36
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head.
The bullet enters the right front of the victim’s head, injuring multiple features of the brain and coming to rest in the back of his cranial cavity. Another bullet enters through the victim’s lower leg, injuring tissue and coming to rest in the calf muscle.

Case #37
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head.
The bullet enters the back of the victim’s head, damaging multiple features of her brain and causing bruising around her eye. Abrasions on the victim’s forehead and extremities were likely suffered when she collapsed in the moments after she was shot.

Alphin explained why victims who have been shot in the head with higher-caliber bullets will often have bruising around the eyes.

“It’s very, very common that the eyelids will be bruised, because the eyeball was trying to be forced out of the head,” he said, adding that it’s even possible for these wounds to lead to the eyeball being ejected from the socket.

Case #38
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
The bullet enters the victim’s right chest, coursing through tissue, striking the right collarbone and perforating his right lung. Abrasions on the victim’s face and arms suggest he collapsed and may have been dragged or trampled.

Case #39
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the back.
The bullet enters the victim’s left upper back, coursing through tissue, striking a rib, perforating the left lung, heart and right lung before coming to rest in the tissue of the right chest wall.

Case #40
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
The bullet enters the victim’s right chest between ribs, perforating multiple features of her right lung, her right diaphragm and liver before striking a vertebra and coming to rest in the soft tissue of her back. Abrasions on the victim’s body were likely suffered after she was shot.

Case #41
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
The bullet enters the victim’s right upper chest near the shoulder, perforating his right lung, aorta and left lung, before coming to rest in the soft tissue between ribs in his left chest.

Case #42
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head.
The bullet enters the right side of the victim’s forehead, fracturing the skull, fragmenting the round and injuring multiple features of his brain.

Case #43
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
The bullet enters the left chest, perforating her left lung, heart, right lung and striking a right rib before coming to rest in the soft tissue of her right armpit. Abrasions and contusions to the face and extremities suggest the victim collapsed and may have been trampled or dragged after being struck.

Case #44
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
The bullet enters the victim’s right chest, coursing through tissue, perforating her right lung, heart and left lung before exiting through her left back.

Case #45
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
The bullet enters the victim’s right lower arm, passing cleanly through the tissue and exiting, before re-entering and re-exiting her arm and re-entering the victim’s body through her right chest. The bullet then courses through the victim’s diaphragm, strikes a rib, perforates her liver and strikes her spine before coming to rest near her lower vertebrae.

Alphin believes the bullet was unstable and tumbling when it struck the victim’s arm, which helps explain the strange path of the wound.

“I’m thinking that this person had their arm up at the shoulder but bent back at the elbow, as if scratching their ear or trying to shield their eyes or keep a hat from flying off their head.”

Case #46
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head.
The bullet enters the right side of the victim’s forehead, injuring multiple features of his brain and ejecting a fragment of the bullet from the right side of his head.

Case #47
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the back.
The bullet enters the victim’s left lower back, coursing through tissue and entering the abdominal cavity before perforating his left kidney and left adrenal gland and casting fragments of the bullet along the wound path.

Case #48
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the back.
The bullet enters the victim’s left mid-back, perforating her spine and coming to rest in her right chest cavity. Rib fractures suggest CPR was attempted at some point after she was shot.

Case #49
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wounds to the back.
Two bullets enter the victim’s left lower back in close proximity, coursing through tissue and striking the lower spine, resulting in multiple fractures and shattering one of the rounds. The other bullet continues to course upward through the victim’s right lung before coming to rest in the right chest cavity.

Case #50
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the back.
The bullet enters the victim’s right chest, injuring vital structures in the chest cavity and coming to rest in the tissue of the right back.

Case #51
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head.
The bullet enters near the top left of the victim’s head, fracturing her skull, fragmenting the round and injuring multiple features of her brain before exiting the right side of her head.

Case #52
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the back.
The bullet enters the victim’s left upper back, fracturing a rib and perforating her left lung before coming to rest in the space between two of her vertebrae.

Case #53
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest.
The bullet enters the victim’s left upper chest near her collarbone, coursing through her chest cavity and exiting her back right shoulder.

Case #54
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the leg.
The bullet enters the victim’s right leg at the side of the knee, exiting slightly higher on the back of her right leg. The victim’s body is received with a tourniquet, suggesting a bystander attempted to stop the bleeding. Contusions and abrasions to the victim’s face, arms and legs suggest she may have been dragged or trampled after collapsing.

Alphin believes the victim was lying on the ground when she was struck.

“It’s very common with a bullet near the knee is that, as it breaks the knee and the tibial plateau ― that wider upper part of the tibia bone and lower end of the femur ― almost invariably a bullet doing that will sever the arteries and the veins that run through that part of the leg in order to feed blood to the calf and the foot. ... It probably hurt like hell. She may not have even known she was bleeding to death. Not uncommon. She feels down there, there’s a wound, there’s a little blood coming out. She says she’s hit. Ninety seconds later, she’s dead.”

Alphin added that the tourniquet may have been a sign that a veteran of either the Iraq or Afghanistan war attempted to stem the bleeding following a treatment protocol that has come back into favor in the U.S. military.

Case #55
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the back.
The bullet enters the victim’s left upper back, perforating her lung and heart, where it comes to rest.

Case #56
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head.
The bullet enters the top left of the victim’s head, fracturing his skull and injuring multiple features of the brain, where it comes to rest.

Case #57
Female
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the back.
The bullet enters the victim’s central upper back, coursing through her spine and chest cavity, before coming to rest in the tissue of her chest. Additional lacerations and abrasions of the face, legs and arms suggest the victim may have been trampled or dragged after collapsing.

“As soon as the bullet gets through the skin and the subcutaneous, it strikes the spine, which destroys the spine, sends fragments through into the lungs and basically destroys the bullet,” said Alphin. “And that’s why you’ve got fragments that exit the thoracic cavity. There’s enough velocity in those fragments that they hit the far rib cage wall and are found.”

Case #58
Male
Cause of death: Gunshot wound of the head.
The bullet enters the top left of the victim’s head, fracturing his skull and injuring multiple features of his brain before exiting near the entry wound.
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Morbid, but necessary, to educate. I hope it's a tough read, for gun advocates, that have a conscience.
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Wow, I am just stunned that this horrific event had dropped from my own memory. It takes an article like this to bring home the graphic tool of damage that a modern projectile does. It doesn't cover the drastic life changing injuries suffered by those innocent victims.
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Now imagine the autopsy report of the children murdered the other day...

Fuck Marco Rubio and his $3 million+ in NRA campaign contributions.
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Horrible.
 
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abadolato01 wrote:
Morbid, but necessary, to educate. I hope it's a tough read, for gun advocates, that have a conscience.


Conscience not needed... ALL deaths should be treated equally and with the same vigor. Every death affects somebody.

Whether a person kills 1 or 100, the problem is the person who did the killing, not the methodology.
 
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I dont understand the purpose of this thread. To me this seems like misery porn and just disgusting (the list, not the people writing in the thread. But I have respect for the OP and dont think theyd post a list like this without reason. So, not a rhetorical question: what is the purpose of this thread/what does posting the list bring to the table?
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sao123 wrote:
abadolato01 wrote:
Morbid, but necessary, to educate. I hope it's a tough read, for gun advocates, that have a conscience.


Conscience not needed... ALL deaths should be treated equally and with the same vigor. Every death affects somebody.

Whether a person kills 1 or 100, the problem is the person who did the killing, not the methodology.


Never mind that the methodology is the difference between 1 or 100 kills. It's absolutely part of the problem and something we should concern ourselves with.
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sajberhippien wrote:
I dont understand the purpose of this thread. To me this seems like misery porn and just disgusting (the list, not the people writing in the thread. But I have respect for the OP and dont think theyd post a list like this without reason. So, not a rhetorical question: what is the purpose of this thread/what does posting the list bring to the table?
It's in the Huffpo quote. We are in danger in the U.S. of being desensitized to carnage, which enables the issues that allow it to continue. This is one attempt at re-sensitizing people.
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It's like those commercials with the starving children, it's not misery porn, they are trying get people to stop being in denial about the real suffering and do something about it.
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sajberhippien wrote:
I dont understand the purpose of this thread. To me this seems like misery porn and just disgusting (the list, not the people writing in the thread. But I have respect for the OP and dont think theyd post a list like this without reason. So, not a rhetorical question: what is the purpose of this thread/what does posting the list bring to the table?


Purpose is to create an emotional response so you will do something about it. Like calling your Senator and Congressman, donating to gun control organizations, understanding at an emotional level how much damage one person with AR-15 type weapons (with high capacity magazines) can do in a very short period of time from great distances.
 
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https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/02/its-time-to-show...

I agree with the article here. Americans have no idea about what actual gunshots do to the human body, they don't have to see them. In the recent age of celphone video, audio, etc...I think it might be a good idea to actually show people what the results are, of a mass shooting like this. Gun owners may be ambivalent about it, because they do not see the results of the carnage, or do not recognize the consequences of firing a weapon at a human. Maybe if they were forced to look at it firsthand, they'd feel differently about the easy availability of guns.

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Thanks, that's fair. I didn't read much of the OP as soon as I understood the topic, so thanks for explaining.

EDIT: I don't know if I think it'll work though, as it's basically some inverse desensitization and as I think we get exposed to a ton of this stuff already in the news (I know I can't really watch the news due to the videos of people gettign maimed), though granted mainly from non-western countries. So yeah, I'm doubtful to the effect.
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sajberhippien wrote:
Thanks, that's fair. I didn't read much of the OP as soon as I understood the topic, so thanks for explaining.
It does seem gratuitous if you are already disgusted by the whole situation. For example, my wife and I avoid any Vegan/Animal Rights documentaries and websites that include graphic footage of the brutal conditions of animal agriculture. We are already disgusted by it and it is just very painful to see, but I think everyone who isn't Vegan and has some level of compassion/empathy in them could get re-sensitized by seeing something like "Earthlings". But to us, it's like preaching to the choir. Sometimes though, even for us, seeing a reminder of abuse steels our resolve and makes us less likely to be tolerant of ridiculous omnivore viewpoints. It's important in many aspects of life to not fall back into safe viewpoints like Trump's stance on Charlottesville and pretend like there are two valid sides to every story. Many times there isn't.
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https://slate.com/technology/2018/02/the-tragic-social-media...

And I think this is fair game also. With current technology, kids are beginning to tweet and film the mass murder real time, i.e., where they are, what they are doing, the sound of gunfire. The last line of the article is spot on;

We’ve now seen inside the classrooms and heard the screams of children who deserve to go to school every day without fearing for their lives. If we won’t do anything to protect them, at least we’ll have to watch.

Maybe all America needs to wake up is a little 'Scared Straight'.
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The way things work in america, the first time there is a mass shooting at NRA headquarters, a republican campaign office, or a republican senator or representative's child is shot or killed then things will change very quickly.

Short of that, I agree that detailing the violence has a low likelihood of success.
 
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sao123 wrote:
ALL deaths should be treated equally and with the same vigor.

In this context, a remark like this only serves to undermine an effort to do something about these kinds of deaths, to serve the end that nothing gets done about them at all.
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bowen wrote:
sao123 wrote:
ALL deaths should be treated equally and with the same vigor.

In this context, a remark like this only serves to undermine an effort to do something about these kinds of deaths, to serve the end that nothing gets done about them at all.

I presumed it was a pro-life diversion.
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The way things work in america, the first time there is a mass shooting at NRA headquarters, a republican campaign office, or a republican senator or representative's child is shot or killed then things will change very quickly.

Short of that, I agree that detailing the violence has a low likelihood of success.
I'm not so sure. I have seen the GOP cut some of their people loose when they change positions on something that personal experience changed their perceptions on. The mindset that brings people to the GOP seems self-centered and not very inclusive of other's experiences. I think that a series of mass murders of evangelical church goers might generate a better background check system, but the more likely consequence would be that we would see things change in the direction of support of widely arming people in all situations. Preventing "safe zones" and such. Then, that system would have to go through a series of mass murders to change people's perceptions of that solution. It really sucks how many people have to die to address this.
 
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For once, I wholeheartedly agree with Andre's post. I've seen the aftereffects of gunshot wounds on people. It will wake your ass up. So post those pictures of the 20 kids in Shady Hook, or the 17 from Florida, or the 50-plus people who died in Vegas or the 26 at that tiny church in Texas or .... Christ, I don't want to go on and on with this list. But take those photos of 6- and 7-year-olds whose bodies exhibit the horrendous nature of being shot at close range with an assault rifle and let everyone see them.

Fuck that, put them on billboards outside of the NRA's national headquarters and next to every motherfucking gun manufacturer in America. Those cynical assholes are trading the bodies of our children for cash, and they're almost gleeful about it. You know the manufacturers are salivating over the possibility of another run on gun stores the moment some Congressman mentions "gun rights." Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if those fucking manufacturers and their running-dog lackeys at the NRA pray for a massacre each and every night.
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For once, I wholeheartedly agree with Andre's post. I've seen the aftereffects of gunshot wounds on people. It will wake your ass up. So post those pictures of the 20 kids in Shady Hook, or the 17 from Florida, or the 50-plus people who died in Vegas or the 26 at that tiny church in Texas or .... Christ, I don't want to go on and on with this list. But take those photos of 6- and 7-year-olds whose bodies exhibit the horrendous nature of being shot at close range with an assault rifle and let everyone see them.

Fuck that, put them on billboards outside of the NRA's national headquarters and next to every motherfucking gun manufacturer in America. Those cynical assholes are trading the bodies of our children for cash, and they're almost gleeful about it. You know the manufacturers are salivating over the possibility of another run on gun stores the moment some Congressman mentions "gun rights." Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if those fucking manufacturers and their running-dog lackeys at the NRA pray for a massacre each and every night.


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I hate to say it, but the more reports like this are published, and the more they're kept in public eye, the more likely it will be that our society does something to curb this.

Morbid as it is, perhaps we need the autopsy pictures published and posted far and wide.

I remember when I took an Advanced Driver's course, most of the first morning of the week-long course was spent showing videos containing pictures of crashed cars. Some pictures were accompanied by captions, like, "The head of the driver of this car ended up in the branch of the tree marked 'A'", or "The driver was killed. It took rescue workers using the Jaws of Life two hours to extricate the passenger. She survived but her legs were mangled beyond any hope of treatment and she has spent the rest of her life in a wheel chair." It became a strong motivation for me to take the course seriously.

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I remember an episode of Aeon Flux where she goes through a large chamber and shoots a ton of henchman and after she leaves to the next scene they go back and show the bodies bleeding and twitching. It really was a powerful way to buck the normal TV/movie routine of the hero blazing through a scene and the real human cost is totally lost. A dose of reality. I think many people in the modern age have unrealistic views of ultra-violence because of video entertainment. I even think some of the killers have no real clue about what will transpire when they decide to kill on this scale.
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It's good to see you are turning away from the Dark Side.

Be not deceived. It is YOU who is turning to the Dark Side, the side of Power......devil
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