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Ponder This Fact Today

June 20, 2016

More American civilians have died by gunfire in the past decade than all the Americans who were killed in combat in the Second World War.

Enough said.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. purplepenquin permalink
    June 24, 2016 2:46 PM

    But the cities and towns of our country ARE battlefields, thanks to the War on Drugs. End that insane policy and the vast majority of firearm violence will end almost immediately afterwards.

  2. June 21, 2016 11:47 PM

    I hope you are never shot by all the guns you love.

  3. orlin sellers permalink
    June 21, 2016 7:04 PM

    Millions upon millions more guns are purchased by Americans each year and yet the murder rate has gone down. That is the reality. Gun sellers love Obama.

  4. June 21, 2016 10:54 AM

    As to gun free zones it needs noting that the benefit of these zones has not been fully studied since the NRA–through their bought puppets in the Republican Party–has not allowed the CDC from studying anything related to firearms for the last 20 years. Educated folks understand the backwardness of this curtailing of gathering data. But we do know that that there are countless anecdotes, scholarly articles and federal studies with data showing that just the presence of guns can cause anxiety and increase aggressive behavior. Gun free zones if studied would obviously prove their worth and that is why the NRA fears the data.

  5. June 21, 2016 10:47 AM

    We can look at the carnage from guns with the fact that more Americans have died from guns in the United States since 1968 than on battlefields of all the wars in American history. The number of gun deaths since 1968 including homicides and suicides — was higher than war fatalities by roughly 120,000 deaths with 2015 data (so that number now has only increased). That 120,000 number, by the way is almost four years’ worth of gun deaths in the United States.

  6. June 21, 2016 8:52 AM

    From the source https://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/gun-violence-stats-2015/ from 2005-2015 301,797 were killed by gun violence in America. For World War 2 the listed deaths for America is 419,400. So per year in WWII that is 104,850 and for the last decade the average is 30,797.

  7. orlin sellers permalink
    June 21, 2016 12:20 AM

    Pkarm, What does that say about GUN FREE ZONES? More deaths there than on a battlefield. The loony left just hates facts.

  8. June 20, 2016 10:55 PM

    So you are comparing a time between 1941 and 1945 to 2006 to 2016 correct? 4 years to 10 year, I am just verifying your numbers so I want the time period correct.

  9. orlin sellers permalink
    June 20, 2016 7:06 PM

    In GUN FREE ZONES, no less. Way to go with that lefty destructionism.

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