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the math of guns...

  1. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    An  interesting letter in the Australian Shooter Magazine this week, which I quote:

    "If  you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops  in the Iraq Theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of 2,112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.

    The  firearm death rate in Washington , DC is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period. That means you are about 25 per cent more likely to be shot and killed  in the US capital,  which has some of the strictest gun control laws in  the U.S., than you are in Iraq .

    Conclusion:  The U.S. should pull out of Washington

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol and settle in iraq...

    2. Jeff Berndt profile image92
      Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago in reply to this


    3. Disturbia profile image61
      Disturbiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Greek One, this is excellent food for thought.  So glad you didn't launch into a lecture on gun control.

      1. jeffwilks profile image61
        jeffwilksposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed! It is ironic though for sure. And I know there are other places that aren't far behind DC.