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Thursday, December 28, 2006

(Note: The following email was sent to my wife which she in turn shared with me. I liked it so much I just had to post it here.)
If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 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 D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period. That means that a person is about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than in Iraq.

Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington D.C.
(h/t Shelly B.)


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