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Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Enough is Enough, Jul 26, 2009.

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  1. Enough is Enough

    Enough is Enough TS Member

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    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 2112 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 percent more likely to be shot and killed in the US capital - - which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the US - - than you are in Iraq. Conclusion: The US should pull out of Washington
     
  2. Savage99Stan

    Savage99Stan Active Member

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    Has anyone made the link to the fact that the death rate is lower in Afganistan than DC because everyone is armed? What would the death rate be if our troops were restricted to pepper spray, car keys and combs like women (and men) in Chicago, and the rest of IL.
     
  3. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Come on guys. Do the math. Do you really believe this? Does it really sound plausible?

    It doesn't, because it isn't.

    2112 deaths in 22 months, among 160,000 people. That's 60 deaths per 100,000 PER MONTH!

    "The firearm death rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period." But that's a PER YEAR number, not per month.

    To compare apples to apples, compare 720 per 100,000 to 80.6 per 100,000.

    Don't be duped.
     
  4. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    Most of our soldiers are being killed by I.E.D's, not guns.
     
  5. 12Gagejon

    12Gagejon Member

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    Not to Diss are soldiers but more get killed at home because of alcohol and driving too fast than oversea some bases restrict ninja bikes (rice burners') also Jon
     
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