America’s pressing problem
January 19, 2013 Leave a comment
So says Juan Cole in his blog here.
Number of Americans killed in domestic terrorist attacks, 2002-2011: 30
Number of Americans murdered by firearms, 2000-2011: 115,997
Cost of the War on Terror since 9/11: $5 trillion
Cost of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms since 9/11: $12.32 billion
In the combined [pdf] US and European Union statistics for 2010, percentage of terrorist attacks that occurred in the US: .008
Among 23 developed OECD countries, percent of all firearm deaths that occurred in the U.S. in 2003: 80
Number of [pdf] 249 terrorist attacks in 2010 in European Union carried out by Muslim extremists: 3
Number of whites killed by other whites, primarily by firearms, in US, 2000-2009: 46,171
Requirement to board an airplane: Being viewed naked by the TSA.
Requirement to buy a gun from a private seller at a gun show: None.
So what are we going to do America?!?