I know it would be horrific for families who lost children in the Uvalde School to see pictures of the carnage. I also know anyone that doesn't want more restrictions for gun owners needs to see a picture of that everyday. I'm not just talking about Congress I'm talking about everyday people that demand their second amendment rights to own any kind of gun they want.
Some say a picture is worth a thousand words.
We do not have pictures of the carnage wrought at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. So here are words.
In testimony before Congress, a Uvalde pediatrician, himself a graduate of Robb Elementary School, offered graphic testimony. He gave his audience a clear picture of what those photographs would show.
Here is Dr. Roy Guerrero’s description of what he saw at the hospital after the Uvalde school shootings.
"I had heard from some of the nurses there were two dead children who had been moved to the surgical area of the hospital. As I made my way there I prayed that I wouldn’t find her.
I didn’t find Alaina but I did find something no prayer will ever relieve. Two children whose bodies had been pulverized by bullets fired at them decapitated, whose flesh had been ripped apart, that the only clue of their identities was the blood-spattered cartoon clothes clinging to them, clinging for life and finding none.”
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I wanted to vomit when I read that yesterday. Absolutely shocking to read that two children were decapitated by the bullets. Having that Emmett Till moment and making the photos public is a very hard thing to consider. Yes, more people need to see the reality of what guns can do, but how awful for the friends and family to have to face those photos. They could pop up on the internet for years, even decades, and it will bring back all the pain every single time. It might be worth it if it can save other families the same loss and grief.
Except for battlefield veterans, few people know the results of those types of firearms and ammunition hitting a human body. Even movies don’t usually focus on the damage done, though the gore in many movies, I think, desensitize many to the actual horror when used in real life.