The Aftermath of Gun Violence

Matt Gutman meets doctors who deal with tragic shootings.
2:28 | 12/18/12

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Tonight, we have been reading all you are writing us, the conversation in america about gun violence. On abc news news w rejoining the search for solutions. Tonight, we want to take to you doctors who want you to know what they are seeing every day. In the last survey, 31,000 americans were killed by guns that is 60 times more than the troops killed in iraq and afghanistan that year, 2010. So we asked the doctors to tell us how they think it could change. Matt gutman was with them. Reporter: Skyler davis was shot before she was born. It was through her arm here and the exit came up here. It shattered her elbow bone. Reporter: A four-pound victim kougt in her mother's woem. One of the small victims. And in in hospital in miami. Jackson center is ground zero in a national crisis. Eight months pregnant, shot in the uterus and in the brain. Reporter:600 gunshot victims treated here last year. More nan all of britain in ten years. What must change now? Who would want to see guns get rid of entirely in the country? But the surgeons on the front lines say the real problem is not the gun at all, but the bullets. It's the ammunition. Reporter: This doctor says she can tell when a victim comes in with injuries from an assault weapon instead of a handgun. Absolutely. It looks like a bomb has gone off on the inside. Reporter: The bullets travel three times as fast but the bullets are not just to strike but to shatter pun impact, causing extensive damage. And one more longer solution. We need to bring the survivors of gun violence to the table. We need to hear their perspective. Reporter: Just like victims of domestic violence or alcohol, drug abuse, patients who have been shot should also receive counseling. Skyler is too young to understand, shot before she was born. Her wounds will remain until she dies. Matt gutman, abc news, miami.

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