Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Immediate Withdrawal from Washington, D.C.

Just got this from my friend, Dorothy, in Birmingham.

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 totalof 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000. The rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000.That means that you are about 25% 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.

I have NO idea if the statistics are true or not. Either way, I still love the logic. I heard a very similar comment on the radio the other day, except they referred to San Francisco's murder rate instead of D.C.

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