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Saturday, June 10, 2017

WHAT'S REALLY LIKELY TO KILL YOU?



WHAT’S REALLY LIKELY TO KILL YOU?



It’s not what you think.

Putting aside Disease, Accidents, and Natural Disasters . . . where does imminent danger really lie?

The truth has been clear to this household for decades: In guns.

Some years ago, the Los Angeles Times compared our country to mostly gun-free Great Britain: (Admittedly, a large population difference means this isn’t an oranges-to-oranges comparison.)  But still: The same year that guns killed 350 British citizens, Americans lost 30,000+ people to gunshots.  Not all were homicides. But all were caused by bullets.   

For the deadliest of reasons—ignorance, greed, and a quest for power—blame lies partly  with the National Rifle Association.  Medical statisticians, among others, agree that their propaganda is built on lies.

Among the statistics the NRA would never admit . . . dying by gunshot is far likelier among households that own guns.   

So why is America laser-focused on terrorism?  How likely are we to die at the hands of a foreign terrorist? 

Irvine resident, Victoria Reiser, offers statistics by Business Insider:

“The lifetime odds of being killed in an assault using a gun are 1 in 358;  in an attack by a foreign-born terrorist, 1 in 45,808; in an attack by a refugee terrorist, 1 in 46,192,893; and in an attack by an illegal immigrant terrorist, 1 in 138,324,873.”

Thanks to the inherent meanness in Trump, ICE daily terrorizes and exports people who haven’t yet, and never will harm us. At the same time, he “buddies-up” to the biggest source of incipient danger—the NRA.  And finally, he spews American vitriol among Islamic countries who once meant us no evil . . . as though he wants to stir up hatred and a new willingness to “get even.” 

Which brings me to a startling conclusion: Trump is our nation’s scariest threat. 



 


1 comment:

  1. I'm surprised you would get political. It is easy to use statistics to prove a point your want to make. I personally hate guns and do believe having one can be a personal danger as well as a possible protection. Having said that, the people who are willing to kill themselves to kill others identify with Islam, and there are thousands, maybe millions. I know there are many peaceful Muslims, and I know a few, but they must speak out loudly against those radicals who have perverted their religion and make the rest of us afraid. One can't tell by looking at someone if they are ISIS or not. Our president, regardless of one's opinion of him, is trying to prevent people coming in who would hurt us by being proactive. Protecting our country should be applauded. We are dealing with an enemy the likes of which we've never seen before. And there are Islamic countries who do mean us harm.

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