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United States

13 November 2006

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin), Series

As it leaves the barrel of a gun at 1,200 feet per second, a bullet flies in roughly a straight line. Until it strikes a human. Then a bullet does astounding, awful things. A simple-sounding "shot to the arm" can turn into a blown-out shoulder — and eventual amputation — when the bullet slices into the bicep, ricochets off bone and heads north, exploding out of the back. A shot to the head opens a momentary tunnel in the brain tissue that quickly collapses as the... (

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