AR-15: Seeking NRA help

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I recently read a couple of articles about the effect of a bullet from an AR-15 on the human body. It has been described as unusually effective in killing things. The AR-15 uses smaller, lighter bullets and travels at a high speed. It acts like a gouge when fired into human flesh. To quote a medical professional examining a body from the recent MSDHS shooting; “The specific pattern of injury on my computer screen was one I had seen only once before. In a typical handgun injury…a bullet leaves a laceration through an organ like the liver…it appears as a linear, thin, gray bullet track through the organ. As I looked at a CT scan of one of the victims of the MSDHS shooting, the organ looked like an overripe melon smashed by a sledgehammer, with extensive bleeding.”

As a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, I don’t want any of my babies torn apart by an AR-15. What horror for all the parents of school shooting massacres. Surely one doesn’t hunt with one of these. A deer turned into hamburger, a pheasant into feathers?

A shooter with an AR-15 can fire five times faster than a handgun. Sadly, we will probably never be able to ban the AR-15, so what if the wealthy NRA stepped up to help? What if NRA tracked all AR-15 owners, policing those not fit to own one, becoming real “good guys with a gun?” What if members volunteer to be school guards?

JANET CALLEN

Coeur d’Alene

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