Friday, December 02, 2005

An Interesting E-Mail

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.

11 comments:

Victor said...

LOL yeah but at least you wont get shot with an rpg over here... hmm (searching for rpg's on sale)

morbid misanthrope said...

rude - Not yet anyway.

badgerbob said...

Food for thought!
Theater of operations. Interesting terminology. I guess it helps our leaders,
to use such language, to help emotionally detatch themselves from the fact that lives are actually being lost by their fuckups!
What ever happened to fubar?

morbid misanthrope said...

badgerbob - Have you seen the movie "Fubar"? The scene where the one guy riding a bike while carrying a case of beer and trying to open a beer at the same time falls and eats shit is priceless.

J Holden said...

it is random and obscure facts such as this that i find to be the most telling and revealing

morbid - you're crucial

morbid misanthrope said...

j holden - Thanks. Wait. That's good right?

J Holden said...

yea, man

that's UNC lingo for "really frickin cool"

morbid misanthrope said...

j holden - Sweet! There's one person on earth who doesn't hate me. I'd tell my parents, but they hate me.

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