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What It’s Like to Live With Bullets Inside You | NYT        25 October 2018

 

What’s it like to have a bullet lodged inside of you?

 

We asked survivors of mass shootings,

from Parkland to Pulse,

to tell us how it feels to live with

a constant reminder of the tragedy.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=cNdS6O8pEoc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Physics And Design Make Some Bullets More Destructive Than Others    NPR    1 August 2018

 

 

 

 

How Physics And Design Make Some Bullets More Destructive Than Others | Let's Talk | NPR        1 August 2018

 

Not all bullets are created equal.

 

Even rounds that look similar, or are similar in size,

can cause dramatically different wounds.

 

We explore the science behind how speed, mass and shape

can make some bullets more destructive than others.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=UzXsjMDpNq4

 

 

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https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/08/01/
633098211/watch-the-science-behind-why-some-bullets-are-more-destructive-than-others

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stray Bullet        NYT        Oct. 7, 2015

 

 

 

 

Stray Bullet | Op-Docs | The New York Times        7 October 2015

 

This short documentary follows a mother’s devotion

after her 11-year-old daughter is struck by a stray bullet

in New York City.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=ImudO1A6O14

 

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Op-Docs - Op-Docs: Season 4

NYT        By SHIHO FUKADA | Oct. 7, 2015 | 7:58

http://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000003961665/
stray-bullet.html?playlistId=100000003465947

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop the bullets. Kill the gun.        2008

 

 

 

 

Stop the bullets. Kill the gun.        31 May 2008

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylvAovoO2kk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bullet        UK / USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/03/27/
upshot/deadly-bullets-guns.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=cNdS6O8pEoc - NYT - 25 October 2018

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/08/01/
633098211/watch-the-science-behind-why-some-bullets-are-more-destructive-than-others

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/15/
opinion/virginia-baseball-shooting-gun-shot-wounds.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/28/us/
chicago-violence-walking-to-school-a-bullet-could-hit-me-and-my-kids-anytime.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/
opinion/bruni-the-bullets-legacy.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/nyregion/
police-release-video-in-killing-of-brandon-lincoln-woodard.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/opinion/
6000-bullets-in-colorado.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/us/
bullet-that-struck-the-white-house-is-found.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/08/nyregion/
officer-may-have-shot-bystander-during-gun-battle-police-say.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/19/nyregion/
19shoot.html

 

 

 

http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/12/21/
teen.bullet.ap/index.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/nov/27/usa.
julianborger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30-bullet clip

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/10/
opinion/10collins.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

extended magazine

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/04/
729413913/do-extended-magazines-facilitate-mass-shootings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a .380-caliber bullet

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/nyregion/
murder-in-the-40-south-bronx-shooting.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stray bullet

 

http://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/
100000003961665/stray-bullet.html?playlistId=100000003465947 - NYT - Oct. 7, 2015

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImudO1A6O14 - NYT - Oct. 7, 2015

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/13/nyregion/
concern-and-anger-after-a-toddler-is-killed.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bystander

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/08/nyregion/
officer-may-have-shot-bystander-during-gun-battle-police-say.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bullet holes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shotgun shells

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-07-27-tennessee-
shooting_N.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shell casings

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-07-27-tennessee-
shooting_N.htm

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-07-25-
sniper-shootings_x.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ballistics

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/08/nyregion/
officer-may-have-shot-bystander-during-gun-battle-police-say.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ammo

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/09/04/
757454006/watch-walmart-is-discontinuing-some-ammo-sales-heres-why-it-matters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,000 Bullets

 

July 23, 2012

The New York Times

 

With the ease of downloading a song, anyone with a computer and a credit card can order thousands of bullets and shotgun shells on the Internet, along with tear-gas canisters and speed loaders. They can get the same high-capacity ammunition clips that infantry soldiers use. They can even get bulletproof vests and SWAT helmets. All without fear of a single background check.

No one is paying attention to whether buyers have criminal histories or mental-health records. No one is monitoring bulk sales of ammunition to see who might be building an arsenal. Even after a young man in Colorado buys 6,000 rounds by mail order and uses them to commit mass murder, it is the rare politician who proposes to make the tools of terror slightly harder to obtain.

When he was campaigning for office in 2008, Barack Obama vowed to reinstate the assault weapons ban that had expired in 2004. That would have prohibited the AR-15 rifle used in the Colorado theater shooting on Friday, along with the large 100-round magazine attached to it. But as president, Mr. Obama has made no attempt to do so. Mitt Romney banned assault weapons as governor of Massachusetts and undoubtedly saved many lives, but now he opposes all gun control measures. He never repeats what he said in 2004 when he signed the ban:

“Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts,” he said. “They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.”

Both men fear the power of gun ideologues, particularly in swing states like Pennsylvania, Nevada and North Carolina, where many voters have fallen under the spell of a gun lobby that considers any restriction an unthinkable assault on the Constitution. Senator Ron Johnson, the Tea Party favorite from Wisconsin, spoke for the Republican Party (and many Democrats) when he said that limiting high-capacity magazines would infringe on a basic right. “When you try and do it, you restrict our freedom,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”

Freedom to do what, precisely? To fire off 100 rounds without reloading? A few sport shooters may enjoy doing that on a firing range, but that’s hardly sufficient reason to empower someone else to do it in a movie theater. It has nothing to do with the basic right of home protection and self-defense found by the Supreme Court in 2008.

A Democratic senator, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, is one of the few officials courageous enough to propose a better idea: A ban on clips that hold more than 10 bullets, which are not needed to hunt, practice or protect oneself. He first proposed this last year, after a gunman in Tucson used a 33-round magazine to shoot 18 people, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords, killing six. The shooter was tackled when he had to reload.

The ban went nowhere and will undoubtedly be laughed off by gun advocates this year, too. In 1993, they killed a proposal by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York to impose a heavy tax on handgun ammunition, especially the bullets that expand and cause heavy tissue damage. A few years ago, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California signed a law requiring identification to buy handgun ammunition and forbidding mail-order sales. A group of gun sellers sued and won a trial-court ruling that the law was too vague. (The state attorney general, Kamala Harris, appealed the ruling in February.)

But the gun lobby’s legal and political victories can’t obscure the facts. The assault weapons ban didn’t clearly reduce crime, the best study of the measure found, but allowing high-capacity magazines would “result in more shots fired, more persons hit, and more wounds inflicted per victim than do attacks with other firearms.” Sensible restrictions on ammunition and clips won’t eliminate mass shootings; they may make them less likely and reduce their level of violence.

Many politicians of both parties know this. To overcome their fear of the gun lobby, they need only look at the faces of the victims in Aurora, Colo.

6,000 Bullets,
NYT,
23.7.2012,
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/
opinion/6000-bullets-in-colorado.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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