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  • How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

    02/05/2014 2:39:07 PM PST · by Altariel · 59 replies
    Popular Science ^ | February 3, 2014 | Rose Pastore
    When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into the body, to stop bleeding from an artery. It’s an agonizing process that doesn't always work--if bleeding hasn't stopped after three minutes of applying direct pressure, the medic must pull out all the gauze and start over again. It’s so painful, “you take the guy’s gun away first,” says former U.S. Army Special Operations medic John Steinbaugh. Even with this emergency treatment, many soldiers...
  • Creigh Deeds critically wounded; son dead from gunshot

    Former Dem nominee for VA-Gov in serious condition. Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, is in critical condition after being stabbed in his home and his son Gus is dead from a gunshot wound, law enforcement sources told the Richmond Times-Dispatch this morning. Deeds is being treated at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Authorities said they are trying to determine the sequence of events at the Deeds home in Bath County early today. Further details were not immediately available.
  • Mississippi Lawmaker Found Dead With A Gunshot Wound To The Head: REPORT

    03/24/2013 4:59:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 84 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-24-2013 | Erin Fuchs
    Mississippi state lawmaker Jessica Upshaw was found dead in a residence on Sunday with a bullet wound to her head, the Clarion Ledger reports. Upshaw, a 53-year-old Republican, was found in the home of former Mississippi State Rep. Clint Rotenberry, Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis told the Clarion Ledger.
  • ShotSpotter expanded into North End of Springfield (gunshot 'GPS')

    03/15/2013 2:26:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    WWLP ^ | 3/14/13 | Shannon Halligan
    Now if a gun is fired, police will be able to know where that gun went off within 25 meters and property managers around here say it has already started to bring some extra security. The ShotSpotter System has been in Springfield for four years but this is an expansion that is already getting results. “The concerns are going to be there but not as much, if you see the data on crime now in the North End it has declined,” said Maria Perez from the North End of Springfield. By getting to the locations faster, police say they have...
  • Video: Abbas’ Fatah Shoot Their Way through Hevron

    12/30/2012 3:32:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/12/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Masked and armed members of Fatah, Hamas’ rival party headed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, shot automatic rifles in the air as they marched through Hevron on Saturday. The parade marked the anniversary of the founding of Fatah by Yasser Arafat, who was succeeded by Abbas after his death eight years ago. The scene of masked men shooting rifles was identical with Hamas demonstrations in Gaza over the years. The march did not encroach on the Jewish neighborhoods in Hevron, but it illustrates the face of Fatah not reported in mainstream media, which promotes Abbas as Israel’s ”peace partner.”...
  • Johnston County OKs new noise ordinance, nixes gunshot ban(NC)

    09/11/2012 7:18:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Smithfield, N.C. — The Johnston County Board of Commissioners approved a new noise ordinance Tuesday, but left out a provision that would ban loud gun discharges. An ordinance banning loud gunshots, music, cars and ATVs in residential areas was proposed after neighbors voiced a number of complaints about a gun owner in the Oak Ridge subdivision near Willow Springs who uses his backyard as a shooting range. "I've never shot in a way that was intentionally designed to inconvenience people," he said. "It's been occasional." The newly adopted ordinance better defines violations, said county attorney David Mills. "Time of day,...
  • Man shot in head drives himself to South Side hospital

    09/05/2011 7:16:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 5, 2011
    A man shot in the back of the head this morning remained lucid enough to drive himself six blocks to a nearby hospital for treatment, Chicago police said. The 36-year-old man was inside his Ford Focus when a gunshot struck him in the head in the 1300 block of East 74th Street in the Grand Crossing neighborhood at about 12:03 a.m., police said. The shooting may have been a drive-by, police said.
  • (Survival Tips For The Zombie Apocalypse!) Anatomy and the Perfect (Undead) Headshot

    12/08/2010 8:19:33 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | December 3, 2010 | JOE PAPPALARDO
    Anatomy and the Perfect (Undead) Headshot Does the creative team behind the hit TV show The Walking Dead take zombie anatomy as seriously as the legions of crazed fanboys? PM investigates. Horror aficionados judge onscreen zombie special effects by the quality of the cranial gunshots that kill the ghouls. The cameras of AMC's show The Walking Dead linger on the aftereffects of gunshots to the heads of their undead in a way that can only be described as lavish. The show's just-completed first season has been serious, emotional, well-written and epic. But for those kind of people who are obsessed...
  • Maryland: Gunshot Shatters Glass Door Of GOP Office in Salisbury; Office Vandalized

    08/26/2010 6:16:03 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 19 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | 8/25/10
    SALISBURY, Md. -- A gunshot shattered a glass door Wednesday at a Salisbury office of the Maryland Republican Party, according to a party statement. The party published the statement on its website, indicating that a single gunshot shattered the front door at the office early in the morning. Salisbury police officers discovered the shattered glass after midnight and reported that the office had been vandalized. The statement indicated that a party staffer found a bullet in the office. If you have any information regarding this continuing investigation, contact Salisbury police by dialing 410-548-3165.
  • Cantor's staff tries to clarify gunshot claim

    03/27/2010 9:18:52 AM PDT · by worst-case scenario · 54 replies · 1,524+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | Mar 26 2010 | Brianna Keilar
    Staffers to a top House GOP member sought to clarify an earlier claim of political violence against him Friday after police determined that a bullet shot at his local campaign office was the result of random gunfire. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, told reporters Thursday that a bullet had been shot through the window of his Richmond office - supposedly part of an escalating cycle of violence and threats in the wake of Sunday's sharply polarized health care reform vote. Richmond police later determined, however, that Cantor had not been targeted by political opponents. Instead, they concluded, the incident was a...
  • Atlantic City police officer dies from accidental gunshot

    02/18/2010 1:05:37 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 46 replies · 1,161+ views
    New Jersey Online (AP) ^ | February 18, 2010
    ATLANTIC CITY — Atlantic City police said an officer has died from an accidental gunshot wound. Police Chief John Mooney said 31-year-old Officer Kevin Wilkins was trying to put a rubber sleeve on the grip of his pistol as he sat in his patrol car around 1:30 a.m. today. He had removed the ammunition clip, but was struck in the face by the round in the chamber when the gun accidentally discharged.
  • TourniCath for Deep Wound Hemorrhage Control

    01/15/2010 3:32:58 PM PST · by Flavius · 20 replies · 799+ views
    tourni cath ^ | 1/14/10 | na
    Gunshot wounds can cause severe bleeding that is not subject to typical control measures like pressure application and bandaging the site. Most of the torn vessels are way below the skin, and so external methods to stem the bleeding don't address the real problem within, especially in the trunk. CardioCommand out of Tampa, Florida has developed the TourniCath device that is actually inserted into the wound along the bullet's path and then inflated to apply pressure directly to the insides. At over a foot in length and half an inch in diameter before inflation, the device is designed for quick...
  • Government and Policy Execution by gunshot discontinued in Liaoning [China]

    12/11/2009 4:56:58 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 5 replies · 424+ views
    China Daily ^ | November 11, 2009 | Wang Jiangqiong
    Northeast China's Liaoning province has become the first province in the country to make lethal injection the standard practice for all its death penalty convicts. The Higher People's Court of Liaoning announced on Wednesday that all cities in the province have adopted the method, which means execution by gunshot will no longer be used. "Lethal injection can reduce the fear and suffering experienced by criminals," the court said in a statement on its website. "It can also help preserve the body of the convicts after death. "It is a symbol of the progress of civilization, and it also serves to...
  • Again, a pizza, a robbery, a gunshot (Pizza Guy Delivered Lead to Robber!)

    07/14/2009 8:10:34 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 18 replies · 1,216+ views
    The State ^ | 14 July 2009 | JOHN MONK
    A Papa John’s pizza delivery man shot and wounded a 17-year-old who called in a pizza order and then robbed him at a vacant house with a fake handgun, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said. The incident occurred July 5, but deputies delayed announcing it until Monday — a day after the teen was charged with robbery, and eight days after the shooting. It was the second time in recent months that a pizza delivery man in Lexington County has shot someone trying to rob him. The other incident was March 7, when a Pizza Hut delivery man shot and...
  • Sword-Wielding Man Fatally Shot at Los Angeles Scientology Building

    11/23/2008 4:30:16 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 20 replies · 911+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | 11/23/2008
    LOS ANGELES — A security guard shot and killed a man wielding a sword Sunday on the grounds of a Scientology building in Hollywood, police said. The unidentified man approached the guard around noon in the parking lot of the Scientology Celebrity Centre, said Officer April Harding, a police spokeswoman. The guard "felt threatened for his life" and fired at the man, Harding said. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Detectives were questioning the guard to figure out the swordsman's motive and determine whether the shooting was justified, Harding said. Calls to Scientology spokespeople were not immediately returned Sunday....
  • Peeved Patron Plugs Postal Worker (Mailman Delivers Mail Late, Gets Shot)

    11/15/2007 7:05:52 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 65 replies · 419+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov 14, 2007 | The Associated Press
    Peeved Patron Plugs Postal Worker Resident Shoots Chicago Postal Worker for Allegedly Delivering the Mail Too Late The Associated Press CHICAGO A postal worker in Chicago was shot in the leg late Tuesday after a resident along his postal route allegedly became angry that he was delivering the mail too late. Police said Denny Robinson, 31, was delivering mail around 6:30 p.m. in Chicago's West Pullman neighborhood when he was shot in the thigh. Robinson was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment for the non-life-threatening injury. Authorities said witnesses reported hearing a person yelling the postal worker was delivering...
  • First Known Gunshot Victim In Americas Discovered

    06/20/2007 4:08:29 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 804+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 6-19-2007 | Kelly Hearn
    First Known Gunshot Victim in Americas Discovered Kelly Hearn in Buenos Aires, Argentina for National Geographic News June 19, 2007 The first known gunshot victim in the Americas was an Inca Indian killed by a musket-wielding Spaniard nearly 500 years ago in Peru, scientists announced today. (See pictures and watch video.) The casualty's skeleton was discovered in 2004 while excavating an Inca cemetery in the Lima suburb of Puruchuco—less than a mile from thousands of Inca mummy bundles discovered by Peruvian archaeologist Guillermo Cock. The individual may have been killed during an Inca uprising against Spanish conquistadors in 1536, according...
  • BATHROOM GUNSHOT (HOLD MUH BEER ALERT)

    04/21/2005 7:52:13 AM PDT · by 12 Gauge Mossberg · 36 replies · 1,442+ views
    WBAY ^ | 04/21/2005 | AP
    Bathroom Gunshot Stations: Note nature of the following Gun falls and fires when officer drops pants SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ This is a story they'll be telling around the San Antonio Police Department for a long time. A police spokesman says an off-duty officer was at a San Antonio auto auction house yesterday when nature called. Officer Craig Clancy strolled to the appropriate facility and was lowering his trousers when his pistol fell from his waistband. When Clancy fumbled for the falling firearm, it went off -- twice. One of the bullets nicked a bit of floor tile into the...
  • Gunshot victim changes story

    04/20/2005 4:38:37 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies · 411+ views
    Glenwood Springs Post Independent ^ | 04/19/2005 | Ryan Graff
    Glenwood Springs police officers responded to a call Saturday night from Valley View Hospital, where a man was being treated for a gunshot wound. The man told the officers that he'd been shot in a drive-by shooting in Carbondale. Then he told them the drive-by actually happened in Glenwood Springs. Eventually he admitted he shot himself in the left thigh trying to pull a handgun out of his pants while driving in Glenwood Springs. "He decided he better not have us out there pulling over cars that didn't have anything to do with shooting him," said Glenwood Springs Police chief...
  • Putin sends condolences on Georgian PM's death

    02/03/2005 12:38:02 AM PST · by ambrose · 8 replies · 371+ views
    Interfax ^ | 2.3.05
    Feb 3 2005 10:46AM Putin sends condolences on Georgian PM's death MOSCOW. Feb 3 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram to Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili offering condolences over the death of Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania, the Kremlin press service said. "I would like to offer my deep condolences on the sudden, tragic death of this prominent state and political figure, Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania," reads the telegram. "Zurab Vissarionovich [Zhvania] was well known in Russia as a champion of the development of friendly and good-neighborly relations between the Russian and Georgian peoples," the message said.
  • RV Manager shoots Tyler, TX Murder Suspect in Attemped Robbery

    01/22/2005 4:24:07 PM PST · by ccbrin · 15 replies · 2,362+ views
    Austin Statesman | January 22, 2005 | Jamie Stengle
    ASSOCIATED PRESS Saturday, January 22, 2005 TYLER -- A woman whose abduction was captured on videotape as she was leaving work at a Wal-Mart in Tyler on Wednesday was found shot to death Friday, hundreds of miles away, police said. A suspect was in custody Friday after police said he turned up at an Arizona hospital with a gunshot wound and authorities realized the woman's truck was parked outside. The body of Megan Leann Holden, a 19-year-old college student from Chandler, near Tyler, was found in a ditch alongside Interstate 20 on Friday morning near Stanton, police said. Stanton is...
  • CA: Author/journalist found dead of gunshot wound in Los Gatos (Iris Chang/The Rape of Nanking)

    11/10/2004 7:57:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 2,349+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 11/10/04 | Chuck Carroll
    Iris Chang, whose haunting childhood memories of oral stories about the rape and slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians at the hands of Japanese soldiers compelled her to write an acclaimed book about the atrocity, was found dead Tuesday from a self-inflicted gunshot. Chang apparently drove down a road south of Los Gatos and shot herself to death in her car. Santa Clara County Deputy Terrance Helm said a motorist driving Tuesday morning on Highway 17 south of The Cats restaurant in unincorporated Los Gatos and noticed a car a short distance down a private water district road....
  • GUNSHOT DETECTORS

    05/07/2004 3:29:07 AM PDT · by 7thson · 9 replies · 146+ views
    Just listened to Mike Grahams radio rant on WMAL. He was talking about the gunshot detectors that the DC police want to put up throughout the city. He made a couple of good points. One - that these devices replace the job the overpaid cops of DC are suppose to do. Two - the irony of a gunshot detectors in the most gun law restrictive city in America. And three - that the DC police couldn't find bones in the dumpster behind a KFC. That last one almost had me on the floor.
  • Pistol under pillow shoots sleeping man

    04/05/2004 6:49:21 PM PDT · by dogbrain · 172 replies · 906+ views
    Washington Times ^ | apr. 3 | unknown
    <p>A man in Granite Falls, Wash., who slept with a pistol beneath his pillow woke up one morning last week to find the gun had gone off and shot him.</p> <p>The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Saturday that the man, who was not identified, went to bed Thursday night with a loaded .22-caliber revolved tucked under his pistol. Sometime during the night, the gun discharged and shot him in the chest, but he apparently didn't realize he was wounded until he awoke early Friday.</p>
  • Bush Nominee for Navy Secretary Commits Suicide

    07/25/2003 4:07:56 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 64 replies · 436+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Friday, July 25, 2003 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush's nominee to be secretary of the Navy, oil executive Colin McMillan, died on Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, the New Mexico medical examiners offices said. McMillan, 67, died at his ranch in southern New Mexico. "The manner of death was suicide," said Tim Stepetic, associate director of New Mexico's Office of the Medical Investigator. "Mr. McMillan died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head." Scot Key, a state district attorney in Alamogordo, New Mexico, said his office was looking into reports that McMillan may have had a recurrence of cancer. A...
  • U.S. Soldier Dies from Gunshot Wound in Iraq

    07/06/2003 12:26:19 PM PDT · by yonif · 74 replies · 358+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun July 6, 2003 02:56 PM ET
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier died after he was shot while guarding Baghdad University on Sunday, the U.S. military said. U.S. Central Command in Florida said in a statement the soldier from the 1st Armored Division suffered a "hostile gunshot wound" and was evacuated to a nearby military hospital. He later died of his injuries. Students near the scene said the soldier had been inside the university campus in the southern part of the city when he was shot. A U.S. military helicopter evacuated the soldier and troops sealed off the campus, they said. One student, Abdullah Saad, said...
  • Two dead of gunshot wounds after poker party

    06/03/2003 9:44:46 AM PDT · by bedolido · 2 replies · 147+ views
    NW Cable News ^ | 06/01/03 | From KING Staff and Wire Reports
    KENT, Wash. - Two young men died Sunday in an apparent murder-suicide in this south Seattle suburb, police said. Police called to an apartment building found the gunshot victims inside. One, about 21, was dead of a gunshot wound to the neck. The other, 19 years old, died later Sunday morning at Harborview Medical Center of a gunshot wound to the head that was apparently self-inflicted, police spokesman Paul Petersen said. Their names will not be released until Monday at the earliest, said a spokeswoman at the King County medical examiner's office. Three other young men at the scene were...
  • 3 U.S. Soldiers Injured in Afghanistan

    01/16/2003 2:33:28 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 299+ views
    AP Wire ^ | January 16 2003
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) — Three U.S. soldiers were injured in two separate incidents in eastern Afghanistan and B-52 bombers were called in to protect a U.S. base that came under rocket attack, a U.S. military spokesman said Thursday. Two U.S. Special Forces soldiers were treated for facial lacerations Wednesday after an explosive detonated under their vehicle 30 miles northeast of Jalalabad. A second device exploded without hurting anyone and a third was discovered unexploded. Another U.S. soldier was hit in the abdomen by a gunshot Wednesday at Kandahar Air Field. Col. Roger King, a spokesman for the U.S. military in...
  • Korean-American Says He Targeted U.N. to Bring Attention to N.K. (U.N. Building Stormed !)

    10/05/2002 12:54:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies · 151+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 10/04/02 | N/A
    Latest News Saturday, Oct 05, 2002 Korean-American Says He Targeted U.N. to Bring Attention to N.K. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New York, Oct. 4 (Yonhap) -- Steve Kim, the Korean-American arrested Thursday for firing seven shots into the air in front of the U.N. Headquarters compound, said he did it to bring international attention to the plight of the North Korean people. According to the local press, a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report said Kim chose the United Nations as the site because he believed the United Nations is partially responsible for the suffering of North Korean citizens.
  • Illegal Immigrants Shot at US Border

    06/16/2002 3:10:27 PM PDT · by corsair · 16 replies · 1,201+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | June 14, 2002, 6:03 PM EDT | Associated Press
    SAN DIEGO -- A vehicle carrying 23 illegal immigrants across the Mexico-U.S. border was shot at Friday, injuring eight men inside, authorities said. Three of the men were hospitalized in stable condition Friday with gunshot wounds. The sport utility vehicle was in a desert wash in northern Mexico when it was first attacked. It came under fire again after crossing into the United States, authorities said. Mexican and U.S. officials were investigating one man's claim that the shots may have come from a Mexican military unit, said Sgt. Manuel Garcia of the Imperial County Sheriff's Department. A spokesperson for the...