Thursday, April 09, 2009

Reality check

From here. The number of Americans killed in mass shootings in the last month is greater than the number of soldiers killed in Iraq or Afghanistan this year. 54 innocents dead in nine shootings over the past four weeks. In Iraq, 45 U.S. soldiers died in 2009. In Afghanistan, 43 soldiers were killed in 2009.

Of course, even after the shooting incident in Binghamton, NY last Friday, both senators from that state (Schumer and Gillibrand) said it was too early to comment on whether gun control laws should be strengthened as a result of this case.

Wonder what kind of a catastrophe will get them to think about strengthening gun control laws...

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