Someone sent me this e-mail the other day, and I thought it was pretty interesting. Also, I don’t have the time to post much else right now.
Interesting thought for the day:
If you consider that there have been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the last 22 months and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000. The rate in Washington D. C. (among others) is 80.6 per 100,000.
That means that you are about 25 percent more likely to be shot and killed in our Nation’s Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in Iraq.
Conclusion: We should immediately pull out of Washington D. C.
This would probably be a good time to mention a very informative book called Shooting Straight: Telling the Truth About Guns in America. At the very least it contains some interesting statistics and case studies, and dispels some gun and gun control myths the media is fond of bandying about as fact. It’s definitely worth reading.