Michael Lekawa, the trauma director at the UC Irvine Medical Center since 1997, describes his job as both fatiguing and frustrating.
Injuries from guns are, from his perspective, unnecessary.
"We don't do enough to make guns safe," says Lekawa. "If people saw what a GSW does, they would limit the availability of guns. Look at Space Mountain: When they find a loose bolt, they shut it down, and yet we allow guns into homes where there are children."