Much news has come out relating to the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL on early Sunday morning. This weekend, America had the largest mass shooting in its history, with 49 people killed and 53 others injured in a span of only a few minutes.
Unfortunately, of those hurt, “Those with head injuries could not be saved,” said Dr. Michael Cheatham of the Orlando trauma center. A police officer was saved by his Kavlar helmet, worn as part of the police’s military-style equipment, which now shows the severe damage done by the bullet. As for those who did survive, post-traumatic stress disorder is a major concern.
On Monday, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said, “I don’t think we [Orlando] change a bit.” Dyer’s statement is an admirable wish, however no person or city can be the same after such an incident as they had this weekend. Hopefully, though, Orlando can quickly return to being the city of theme parks and everyone can get past, but not forget, the horror of this weekend.
(At this point, many times over, Donald Trump has expressed his views on the Orlando massacre. Obama has made a statement to which part, but not all, is a response to Trump’s comments.)
I enjoyed reading your article on the Orlando tragedy. I liked your reference to Kevlar body armor. I had a Kevlar helmet when I served in the Army and it was very effective at protecting me from harm.
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