Thursday, June 22, 2017

Gunshot Rep. Scalise progresses to rehab

The most seriously injured person in the mass shooting of congressmen, staff, and their guards at baseball practice was Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA).  His condition has been upgraded to "fair," and he has started rehabilitation.

Thanks to excellent trauma surgeons and four reparative surgeries so far, it looks like Scalise will likely survive his extensive wounds, which were caused by an exploding type bullet used in semi-automatic rifles.  It does far more damage than a straight-through bullet.  Shattered bones became weapons themselves;  vital organs were torn open, and major blood vessels pierced.

If only our politically divisive wounds could be comparably repaired.  If only our lawmakers could divorce themselves from the NRA and outlaw weapons whose only purpose is to quickly kill as many as possible.  As some have so wistfully said:  "You'd think, when it's one of their own . . . "


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