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Posted: 1/5/2006 5:07:05 PM EDT
found this floating around the internet....


If you consider that the reserve have been an average of 160,000 troops in the
Iraq theater of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of
2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.

The rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000. That means that you are
about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in our Nation's Capitol, which
has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in
Iraq.

Conclusion: We should immediately pull out of Washington D.C.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 5:11:24 PM EDT
DUPE!

-Foxxz
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:52:09 AM EDT
I really thought the statistics were interesting until I thought about the numbers. I am not sure about the math used in this one. Please don't see me as some smart-ass or anything.

When they calculated the totals, they seem to have found the number of deaths per month instead of per year:
(2112deaths/22months)= 96deaths/month
((96 dths/mnth)/160,000)x100,000 = 60deaths/100,000/month in Iraq.

What they should have done was:
The 2112 deaths over 22 months translates into 1152/year. (2112/1.83yr).
The number of these deaths/year per 100,000 would be 720. ((1152/160,000)x100,000).

That's just what I happened to notice. Washington DC doesn't have a murder rate of 80/100,000/month (not even back in the early 90s). That is more of a yearly rate.

Let me know if I am wrong. I could have messed up some figures myself.



Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:05:35 AM EDT
there are three kinds of lies,
1. bad lies
2. white lies and
3. statistics

or so my stat prof used to tell us. very interesting though...........
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:58:26 PM EDT
DISCLAIMER!!! That was a simple copy/paste job, and I absolve myself from all responsibility for the content herein!
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:37:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USAF_Hop_N_Pop:
DISCLAIMER!!! That was a simple copy/paste job, and I absolve myself from all responsibility for the content herein!



Well it was a dang good try!!! Better luck next time.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:01:57 PM EDT
Damn! I really thought that would work....

besides, this is the internet, and above that, it's ARF.com, you know as well as I do that this is a fact free zone to begin with!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 12:12:59 AM EDT
Well I think it is a joke that we could even compare them. D.C. is a joke and gun laws are jokes and sick ones at that. Think about it - War Zone - Peace Zone (with mega gun laws)- . The fact that you could compare them shows what a failure Gun restrictions are. If I had to choose between walking down the street in a bad neighbor hood in D.C. with my wife at night or going on a patrol in Iraq with highly trained awsome soldiers I would go on patrol with the soldiers.
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