Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Pull Out of D.C. - It's a Quagmire!
A letter in the Australian Shooter Magazine this week:
"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 U.S. Capital, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the United States, than you are in Iraq. "
Conclusion? The US should pull out of Washington ."