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.