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AndyS

(14,559 posts)
Fri Dec 3, 2021, 03:46 PM Dec 2021

Gun violence sends injury reports soaring 80%!

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The UW Health Trauma Center reports a rise in the number of patients treated for gunshot wounds.

In 2019, 23 patients were brought in for a violent firearm related injury. In 2020, that number nearly doubled, jumping to 42 patients – a 80% increase.

Dr. Ann O’Rourke, the Trauma Center Medical Director at UW Health, says 38 gun-shot victims have been treated through October of this year.

“These injuries are devastating injuries,” said Dr. O’Rourke. “We should look at firearm-related injuries more like how we would look at a pandemic.”
https://www.nbc15.com/2021/12/02/gun-violence-sends-injury-reports-soaring/

Is anybody listening? Does anybody give a shit? Is this really just the 'cost of freedom'?

What the fuck is wrong with us?
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maxsolomon

(33,882 posts)
4. Us?
Fri Dec 3, 2021, 07:33 PM
Dec 2021

I don't hunt and I don't camp in Grizzly Country, so I don't own a firearm. Nothing is wrong with me.

AndyS

(14,559 posts)
5. That was more of a rhetorical question about why nothing ever gets done and nothing ever changes. nt
Fri Dec 3, 2021, 07:37 PM
Dec 2021

maxsolomon

(33,882 posts)
6. Yeah, sorry for the snark. What is wrong with "us" is Gunners who own the GQP.
Fri Dec 3, 2021, 07:43 PM
Dec 2021

Gunners who insist that more guns do not increase the likelihood of shootings.

What is wrong with us the in the very recent liberal interpretation of the 2nd Amendment. I expect Gunners to begin agitating to repeal all regulations regarding full-automatic firearms.

AndyS

(14,559 posts)
7. *sigh* I fear you are right.
Fri Dec 3, 2021, 07:49 PM
Dec 2021

They will crawl on hands and knees over broken glass to vote for any gun humper while the rest of the country has other issues.

I once asked a gunner, "If you had to cast a vote for someone who would take your social security and health care but secure your guns or a fellow who would double your SS and give 100% covered healthcare but restrict your guns, which gets your vote?"

He said, "I don't know, that's a tough one . . ."

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