Interesting Statistic

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by ldw45, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    Regardless of where you stand on the issue of the U.S. involvement in Iraq , here's a sobering statistic. There has been a monthly average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,112 war action related deaths. That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers per month.

    The firearm death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000 persons for th e same period. That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. Capital than you are in the war in Iraq .


    Or maybe send in more troops
     
  2. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    that's why i ain't in the reserves - they'd ship me out to washington to cover hillarys butt..............that is a sure death sentence:eek:oooh:

    all kidding aside, our troops are heroes every one of them...thank you to all of them!
     

  3. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Thanks for some comforting news, Heck the media up plays crap so much ya'd think there was one soldier a minet bein killed.
     
  4. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I believe your more likely to get shot at a school in the USA than at war. And that is a sad fact.
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Mike I have to agree with that. Becomming a more serious deal each day.No one is paying attention before the fact but they can talk and run investigatins after the fact. SAD.
     
  6. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Doesn't DC have some of the most strict gun laws in the US?
    Riddle me that?
     
  7. Dadoftwo

    Dadoftwo New Member

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    The shopping malls isnt that safe either.