Medicine

Peter H. Proctor writes: > 2) The main factor was apparently the substitution of handguns for > long guns as home defense weapons. For penetrating trunchal > wounds, the mortality rate for handguns is 15-20 %, roughly the > same as for equivalent knife wounds. For (e.g) shotguns, the > mortality rate is 70% or so. If memory serves, for high power > rifles, about 30-40 %, BTW, the mortality rate from those wicked > "assault weapons" is close to that for handguns, since they shoot > a relatively low-powered round Please provide a source for these claims. > This is…