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Old June 21, 2012, 10:23 PM   #76
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
Location: Foothills of the Appalachians
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And this is true no matter what part of their body you aim at.
Absolutely. A few years ago, we had an ND at an oudoor range. The guy put a round of .380 ball through his arm just above the elbow. He knicked an artery and we very nearly lost him. Same goes for the kneecap. There's a big artery right there, and "knee capping" could cause a fragment of bullet or bone to puncture it.

If I shoot someone, there is no way I can guarantee what level of injury I will inflict. Therefore, I must assume that any shot will take a life.

And I have to think and act accordingly.
Sometimes it’s nice not to destroy the world for a change.
--Randall Munroe
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