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Old September 27, 2012, 11:20 PM   #104
Join Date: February 12, 2001
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Then why credit extra damage that is low reliability...
Because if otherwise the statement is inaccurate.

It is inaccurate to say that temporary stretch cavity does not/can not cause permanent damage in tissue because it can be documented that it actually can and does cause permanent damage under the proper circumstances.
Internal hemorrhaging in tissue is bruising... its only a serious problem in a open cavity or if its outside the body.
It's only a serious problem if the hemorrhaging is sufficient to be a serious problem. There are examples of inelastic tissue that is very vascular tissue in the human body. The spleen, liver, kidneys and the brain are all examples of highly vascular inelastic tissue. These organs can be permanently and catastrophically damaged by temporary stretch, even when only handgun bullets are involved.
Its also not a major issue if the damage is to smaller arteries. At least not with the speed needed in a defense situation.
Ok, now we're mixing things. Now you're talking not about wounding, but about incapacitation.

The sad fact is that when we talk about incapacitation we're talking about nothing BUT unreliability. At this time, there is nothing you can carry in a practical fashion that will provide reliable incapacitation. The short story of handgun incapacitation is that it can't be reliably achieved "with the speed needed in a defense situation" unless the central nervous system is significantly damaged. And there is no handgun/bullet combination that can guarantee that since that's primarily dependent on where the bullet goes (is aimed).
Did you know that there is a TEXAS State Rifle Association?
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