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How Many Bullets Did German Police Fire In All Of 2011?

May 17, 2012

Hat Tip To Blogging Blue

Guns and their negative impact on society makes for many a post on CP.   But there is no other posting here that so illustrates the crazy situation that has taken hold in America than this story about the number of bullets fired by German police while in the line of duty.

According to Germany’s Der Spiegel, German police shot only 85 bullets in all of 2011, a stark reminder that not every country is as gun-crazy as the U.S. of A. As Boing Boing translates, most of those shots weren’t even aimed people: “49 warning shots, 36 shots on suspects. 15 persons were injured, 6 were killed.”

Meanwhile, in the U.S., where the population is little less than four times the size of Germany’s, well, we can get to 85 in just one sitting, thank you very much. 84 shots fired at one murder suspect in Harlem, another 90 shot at one fleeing unarmed man in Los Angeles. And that was just April. So we bring you Germany’s shot total in case you forgot about America shoots itself in the foot with its manic love of guns

2 Comments
  1. May 18, 2012 7:53 AM

    Perhaps the police are the problem?

  2. May 18, 2012 7:50 AM

    . Perhaps US police are the problem.

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