What bullets do to bodies

Dr. Amy Goldberg is the heart and soul of Temple University Hospital and as a trauma surgeon has treated gunshot victims in Philadelphia for 30 years. What follows is a powerful profile of her in the Huffington Post. But this excerpt alone should break your heart :  “As a country,” Goldberg said, “we lost our teachable moment.” She started talking about the 2012 murder of 20 schoolchildren and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Goldberg said that if people had been shown the autopsy photos of the kids, the gun debate would have been transformed. “The fact that not a single one of those kids was able to be transported to a hospital, tells me that they were not just dead, but really really really really dead. Ten-year-old kids, riddled with bullets, dead as doornails.” Her voice rose. She said people have to confront the physical reality of gun violence without the polite filters. “The country won’t be ready for it, but that’s what needs to happen. That’s the only chance at all for this to ever be reversed.”

 http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/gun-violence/