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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 per cent 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 ."

(I rcvd. in an email, not sure how old the info is.)
 

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Similar email back in the spring, compared gun related deaths in Iraq to Chicago...far safer in Iraq, apparently.
 

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Sounds like the people need to send forces into washington and take out all the terrorist there.
 

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HHmmmm....repressive gov't...check
lack of representation for parts of the population...check
Has weapons of mass destruction...check
has shown aggressive attitudes and actions toward others....check....


I kid, I kid.... :devilsidesmile:
 

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You may kid but you are also correct...
You left out -

Nefarious plans for world domination.
Delusional self importance and elitists attitudes

We could go on all night couldn't we...

Yes DC is a rogue state....Im sure the UN plans to occupy it soon.
 

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The UN? Seriously? I'd like to see a fight between the UN and France. All those weapons, never fired, still in their original wrapping... white flags flapping valiantly in the morning sun... two armies in full retreat... glorious.

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The UN? Seriously? I'd like to see a fight between the UN and France. All those weapons, never fired, still in their original wrapping... white flags flapping valiantly in the morning sun... two armies in full retreat... glorious.

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My God man that could cause a rip in the space time continuum!

The paradox would be unresolvable, to retreat from France the UN would have to attack England and the French would have to attack Germany! Never discuss this again even the mention of it may start the dark matter unraveling!
 

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Just don't get Chuck Norris involved...things could really unravel then. 8)
 

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The UN? Seriously? I'd like to see a fight between the UN and France. All those weapons, never fired, still in their original wrapping... white flags flapping valiantly in the morning sun... two armies in full retreat... glorious.

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LOL! Oh wow I almost fell out of my chair with the "white flags flapping valiantly in the morning sun" comment. Holy crap that was funny!
 

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Just don't get Chuck Norris involved...things could really unravel then. 8)
Actually I think the situation would be resolved rather quickly, recommended remedy, one roundhouse kick to the face of every representative.
 

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Just don't get Chuck Norris involved...things could really unravel then. 8)
Actually I think the situation would be resolved rather quickly, recommended remedy, one roundhouse kick to the face of every representative.
one round house kick and the space time continuum would get in line right away.
 

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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 per cent 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 ."

(I rcvd. in an email, not sure how old the info is.)
Umm... Sorry to point out something stupid, but... The math doesn't stack up. 160,000/2112 = .0132% soldiers killed. .0132 % of soldiers * 100,000 soldiers = 1320 soldiers killed per 100,000. 1320 > 80.6.

Am I missing something here?
 

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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 per cent 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 ."

(I rcvd. in an email, not sure how old the info is.)
Umm... Sorry to point out something stupid, but... The math doesn't stack up. 160,000/2112 = .0132% soldiers killed. .0132 % of soldiers * 100,000 soldiers = 1320 soldiers killed per 100,000. 1320 > 80.6.

Am I missing something here?
I am not good at math but intuitively I believe the 60 per 100,000 and the 80.6 per 100,000 is a MONTHLY number, because 60x22= your 1320 number

That said however unless I see some credible numbers I find it hard to believe the murder rate in D.C. for 22 months was even close to 2000 people I'd guess more along the lines of 350-400 maybe. Which would give you a monthly total of 3 to 4 per month per 100,000 I think D.C. is probably upper 500,000 in pop. So Iraq is far more dangerous I would think.
 

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That we have to use mathematic functions to calculate which is more dangerous, a war zone or our nation's capitol, is just sad.

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The UN? Seriously? I'd like to see a fight between the UN and France. All those weapons, never fired, still in their original wrapping... white flags flapping valiantly in the morning sun... two armies in full retreat... glorious.

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that would be something akin to dividing by zero. remember that scene from south park where everything gets sucked into the imagination doorway and it all ends with a little musical "ting", thats what would happen.

SW
 
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