Later On

A blog written for those whose interests more or less match mine.

More Americans Have Been Shot to Death in the Last 25 Years Than Have Died in Every War

leave a comment »

Interesting article by Hannah Levintova in Mother Jones. The article’s worth reading, and includes this chart:

CAPGunChart-550

So in 25 years, our domestic toll from gun-related deaths is 27% more than US military deaths in war for 240 years. (If the domestic gun-related deaths for the 25 years shown were constant for the 240 years of military deaths, the total domestic gun-related deaths would be just over 8 million—but of course domestic gun-related deaths would be expected to be lower when the US population was smaller.)

Apparently, the US public feels that being able to easily acquire firearms is well worth the cost in gun-related deaths.

Written by LeisureGuy

15 September 2015 at 2:37 pm

Posted in Guns

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.