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Slim
08-24-2009, 7:26 AM
Subject: Australian Shooter Magazine
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 14:12:42 +0000

An interesting find in the Australian Shooter Magazine:

"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 percent more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. capital, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the U.S., than you are in Iraq."

Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington.

DVLDOC
08-24-2009, 7:32 AM
They are lying to you! Gun control WORKS!!! ;)

7x57
08-24-2009, 8:36 AM
Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington.

I'll demonstrate in the streets for that cause. :chris:

7x57

paul0660
08-24-2009, 8:42 AM
worst math ever! Soldier's death rate is actually 1320/100,000, using their figures. Here is a better article about this subject: http://lawofnations.blogspot.com/2006/02/firearm-death-rates-in-iraq-and.html

greasemonkey
08-24-2009, 8:48 AM
Don't let the facts mislead you! It's a lot easier to just repeat the utopian Brady rhetoric than to actually think about it.

bulgron
08-24-2009, 8:56 AM
Inside the US, the incident of death rates due to violent means (I refuse to say "gun deaths" or "firearm deaths") are more a reflection of how strong the local drug economy is than anything else.

Don't let the political class fool you. This continued debate about 'gun deaths' is really just their way of distracting you from how incompetent they've been when dealing with poverty and drugs. If the nation as a whole asked too many of the right questions about what those guys have been up to, they might ALL find themselves out of a job.

Analog Kid
08-24-2009, 5:59 PM
Inside the US, the incident of death rates due to violent means (I refuse to say "gun deaths" or "firearm deaths") are more a reflection of how strong the local drug economy is than anything else.

+1. Read up on the history of drug criminalization in this country and crime rates. Speed was the last "hard drug" criminalized (in the 1960's) before the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, and that's exactly when prison populations started skyrocketing. Then look at the Switzerland/Brazil dichotomy ... violent crime has nothing to do with gun control policy.

I like preaching, even if it's to the choir. :)

sergeantrex
08-24-2009, 10:14 PM
I googled switzerland/brazil dichotomy. Found nuttin, can you help me with some sources on this? I am very interested.

LISTINGITALL
08-24-2009, 10:38 PM
Is there crack left in Washington DC??
I thought the Mayor Smoked it all up LOL

MP301
08-25-2009, 9:07 AM
Subject: Australian Shooter Magazine
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 14:12:42 +0000

An interesting find in the Australian Shooter Magazine:

"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 percent more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. capital, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the U.S., than you are in Iraq."

Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington.

My question would be WTF does Austrailia need with a shootinbg magaziine? Its not like they have any guns or anything.....