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A Shooting - And a Tragic Example of What a .22 Can Do.

This is a discussion on A Shooting - And a Tragic Example of What a .22 Can Do. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm so sorry to hear of this young man's encounter. I agree that having a firearm on his person probably wouldn't have made a difference. ...

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    I'm so sorry to hear of this young man's encounter. I agree that having a firearm on his person probably wouldn't have made a difference. I hope for a full recovery. Do you know if they think the paralysis is permanent? Prayers will to go for him and his family as well.


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    The .22 lr is nothing to sniff at. Many people are injured and killed every year by the little .22, mainly in accidents because so many people out there don't show it the respect they would a larger round. As for me, I consider it every bit as lethal and any larger caliber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DefConGun View Post
    I'm so sorry to hear of this young man's encounter. I agree that having a firearm on his person probably wouldn't have made a difference. I hope for a full recovery. Do you know if they think the paralysis is permanent? Prayers will to go for him and his family as well.
    Thanks for asking. I don't have any info on that. Perhaps it's too soon to tell?

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    From OP:

    I'm sure the young man and his family would appreciate all the wishes and prayers of posters. Thank you. Let's hope those wishes/prayers are answered. He is in a top grade Level I Trauma Center, if anyone can help, those people can.


    By the way, on the subject of injuries from handgun shootings: I was talking to a couple of doctors at a gun store while back. One was a specialist in Trauma. He said 80% of gunshot victims survive. He may mean when brought to a major Trauma Center, not sure about that part. But I thought that was quite a high percentage of medical success.

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    First off let me say there is absolutely no reason this young man should have been shot. Now, I follow up with this advice: Don't take your GF or yourself down a dark alley at night.

    Carrying a gun doesn't make us safe. It's the whole package. Gun, awareness, avoidance, training, practice, etc. Even then it's no guarantee but you've got to go with the odds.
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    Guns Save Lives. Paramedics Save Lives. But...
    Paramedics With Guns Scare People!

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