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Saturday, October 08, 2005

Odd emailings

Just got some odd email today.

death rate :

There have been an average of 160,000 troops stationed in Iraq during the last 22 months.

During this time the firearm death total was 2,112 for a firearm deathrate of 60 per 100,000.

The rate in Washington DC is 80.6 per 100,000.

That means that you are 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.

Ever wonder where people get their info?

Where did they get 2112 dead from firearms? Last I heard there were a little over 1500 KIA and not all those were contributed to firearms.

2112 dead in 22 months comes out to 1152 per year which comes out to 720 per 100,000 if there is an average of 160,000 people there.

The DC rate of 80.6 per 100K quoted comes up in wikipedia.org and might be resonable given some of their references.

Anyways - just thought that was an odd email.

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