Wednesday, August 02, 2006

A Joke That's No Joke

Statistics and Conclusion

If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.

The firearm death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period.

That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in Iraq.

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


--E-mailed to me by a friend

1 comment:

Tom said...

Nagarjuna,

I don't have the stats, but those are surely annual figures for Washington D.C. and monthly figures for our troops in Iraq. If I am right, it is an invalid comparison -- not that Wash D.C. isn't a dangerous place to walk around in or introduce legislation in.