Monthly Archives: July 2015

Simple Math

“If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100,” President Obama said to BBC News just hours before the Lafayette shooting. “If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands.”

Terrorist deaths amount to about 7/year.
Non-suicide gun deaths stand at about 11,000/year.
So why are we so afraid of terrorists, and yet perfectly okay with our heavily-armed next-door neighbor?