Firearms, Ballistics & Gunshot Wounds

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Gunshot wound

A <b>gunshot wound</b> (<b>GSW</b>) is a form of physical trauma sustained from the discharge of arms or munitions.[2] The most common forms of ballistic trauma …

The Parkland shooter's AR-15 was designed to kill as efficiently as possible

An assault rifle is designed to deliver fatal wounds to multiple individuals within a short time period; it has no other purpose. The AR-15, the civilian version of the military assault rifle (M16 or M4), has become the most commonly used rifle in US mass shootings; the recent shootings in Parkland …

Guns

Here Are The Autopsies For The Victims Of The Las Vegas Mass Shooting

The Clark County, Nevada, coroner released autopsy reports earlier this month detailing the deaths of the 58 victims of the Las Vegas shooting on Oct. 1.<p>The documents provide a window into the true horror of the massacre ― and of gun violence more generally. Looking through that window is …

Self Defense

How good a match is it? Putting statistics into forensic firearm identification

On February 14, 1929, gunmen working for Al Capone disguised themselves as police officers, entered the warehouse of a competing gang, and shot seven …

Criminal Justice

Computational modeling of blast wave interaction with a human body and assessment of traumatic brain injury

1.<p>Eskridge, S.L., Macera, C.A., Galarneau, M.R., Holbrook, T.L., Woodruff, S.I., MacGregor, A.J., Morton, D.J., Shaffer, R.A.: Injuries from combat …

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Object of the Month for January: A Kalashnikov Rifle from the Battlefields of Vietnam

<i>In this monthly blog series, our collections team write about their Object of the Month, chosen from our collection. In this month’s blog, Jonathan</i> …

Continuing Medical Education and Firearm Violence Counseling, January 18

Abstract<p>Firearm violence is a significant and increasing cause of mortality. Although physicians view firearm counseling as their professional …

Guns

The Expert Witnesses: Michael Jackson, firearms

• Vanita Parekh, responses to sexual assault<br>• Philip Herd, fingerprints<p>There is no such thing as magic bullets.<p>Firearms expert Michael Jackson is …

John F. Kennedy

Determined to Die! Ability to Act Following Multiple Self-inflicted Gunshot Wounds to the Head. The Cook County Office of Medical Examiner Experien... - PubMed

2015 Sep;60(5):1373-9. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.12780. Epub 2015 Apr 4.<p>Determined to Die! Ability to Act Following Multiple Self-inflicted Gunshot …

The Journey of Harmless Bullet: The Perioperative Care of Penetrating Cardiac Injury.

2017 Jul-Sep;11(3):790-793. doi: 10.4103/0259-1162.194578.<p>1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook …

What better forensic science can reveal about the JFK assassination

Popular television shows such as the “Law & Order,” “CSI” and “NCIS” franchises glorify forensic science as a magical, near-flawless tool for …

Criminal Justice

These are strict steps everyone has to follow to buy a gun in Wales

Police forces across the UK launched an appeal this week asking people to hand over any unwanted guns and ammunition as part of a national …

Guns

Manchester attack: 'Treatment delayed' for bomb victims

<b>Many of the most seriously injured victims of the Manchester Arena attack did not get expert medical help for more than an hour, witnesses have said.</b><p>Twenty-two people were killed and 512 injured by suicide bomber Salman Abedi at an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May.<p>Only three paramedics ever entered …

Andy Burnham

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Shotgun wound to the leg: strategies in managing acute arterial injury and bullet emboli to the heart and lungs

• Evan Louis Honig1,<br>• Ryan Fransman2,<br>• Matthew Alvin3,<br>• Faris Azar2<p>1College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, …

Medicine

Firearms training: what is actually taught? - PubMed

INTRODUCTION:<p>Firearm safety instructors and public health professionals are natural allies in the quest to prevent firearm injuries. We audited basic …

Self Defense

What the UK and Australia did differently after mass shootings

<b>(CNN) —</b> It has become a predictable affair. A mass shooting happens, there is a call for tighter gun laws and then it's business as usual.<p>Gun-control advocates around the world are closely watching the US after Sunday's shooting in Las Vegas -- the deadliest in the country's modern history -- …

Guns

Dodging Bullets, a Medical Coordinator Responds to a Crisis

<i>Read the latest on the Las Vegas shooting with Wednesday’s live updates.</i><p>About 10 minutes after the country singer Jason Aldean took the stage at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, a call went out for assistance at Gate 2A. A medical worker and half a dozen Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers …

Jason Aldean

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Explosions and blast-related injuries (with image) · forensicmed

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Explosive Science

Brussels terror attacks: Why bomb blasts are more deadly in closed spaces

Manchester bomb ‘used same explosive as Paris and Brussels attacks’