Thursday, January 28, 2010

Putting Sacrifice In Perspective

An interesting letter in the Australian Shooter Magazine this week:

"If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.

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

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

Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington, DC..

To Blog Or Not To Blog...

That is the question! I've been toying with the idea for a while, because I feel like there are some things that are worth saying that take more than 140 characters (Twitter) and don't fit neatly into a Facebook or LinkedIn status update. I won't promise to write often, but at least now I have a place to express myself. I humbly present my blog to you. Now, go SWACK YOURSELF!