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Old 05-30-2018, 10:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Originally Posted by SilvrSRT10 View Post
I saw a video of a guy committing suicide. He shot himself point blank in the chest. It took surprising long for him to finally drop. It's not like in the movies where a guy gets shot and it's immediately "Lights out". I think those instances are fairly rare unless it's a head shot.
With handguns, this is absolutely true. If the brain can function and send signals to the body, the body can still function. It takes massive blood loss or a shock to the central nervous system to shut off the lights. It is nothing like hollywood.

Now, once you start getting up into relatively high powered rifles with rapidly expanding bullets, things change considerably. With good shot placement, those can be light switches.
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