Emergency Medicine

Dr. Stephen Hargarten Comments on Guns and Their Impact

Dr. Stephen Hargarten, director of MCW’s Comprehensive Injury Center and Emergency Medicine physician, discusses how damaging AR-15-style rifles can be. According to Dr. Hargarten, he started researching these guns after the increase in mass casualty shootings across the United States. He states this rifle bullet is almost nine times greater in terms of kinetic energy released. Therefore, it is a predictable outcome of how devastating these guns and bullets can be when they cause death or injury.

Read as Dr. Hargarten joins other Wisconsin community members and professionals to discuss guns and their impact.