26 December 2007

A DC 'Pullout?'

I haven't run the numbers myself, but I saw this intriguing comment to a story in the Lower Hudson Online edition of the New York Journal-News.

"Consider this: There have been an average of 160,000 troops in Iraq during the last 22 months, which has 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 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."

An interesting concept.

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