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    rudewarrior, Bisbonian

    So, looks like the Killed in Wars is about 1.1M , and the total Gun Deaths = 1.4M.

    Cut it in half, that's 1.1M Killed in War, 700K Gun Homicides

    Of course, the 1.1M includes the Civil War, which was around .6M killed. Of this, I might add, .3M were Union soldiers killed in domestic gun homicides by criminals committing treason.

    I could then say that we have 1M domestic gun homicides and .5M war dead, a 2:1 ratio.  Or, excluding the Civil War altogether - which it shouldn't be because it was domestic gun homicides - we have 700K gun homicides and 500K dead from all other wars.

    Again, any way you cut it, that a nation suffers this many gun deaths from its own hand is awful.

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 01:34:33 PM PST

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