Click here for Done Deal Pro home page

Done Deal Pro Home Page


Go Back   Done Deal Pro Forums > General > Research and Resources
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-17-2012, 09:49 PM   #51
billmarq's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: West of Arizona
Posts: 1,111
Default Re: Shooting a person

According to my old west research, most people who were gunshot in a non-vital organ usually lived for hours or even days, in severe pain. There were no trauma centers back then. If the injury didn't kill the victim outright the ensuing infection often did. The movies seldom depict this.

I have always marveled at how huge gunfights between dozens of men could be staged, with each victim of a gunshot dying immediately, and later no one ever goes out to the scene to retrieve any of the bodies.

I was amused by a Gary Cooper movie where a stage coach is attacked. The stage makes it into town and the driver tells the sheriff that the guard was killed a few miles out, and his body left in the road where it fell. "Did the robbers get the gold?" the sheriff asks. Never another mention of the poor dead guy.
billmarq is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Done Deal Pro

eXTReMe Tracker