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Gun violence in America kills 1200 times more people than terrorists

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2017-06-19 11:12:01
Lately there's lots of talk about the Muslim threat, Muslim terrorists and everything related. While there understandably is a problem, a problem that needs to be dealt with, people, especially people at the top like Donald Trump, seem to forget to look at the number of people killed by Muslim terrorists and compare it with other numbers. While all lives matter, it's a sad fact that one life doesn't matter in this conversation. In the conversation where we need to look at the bigger numbers.

Every year 100 people are killed in the U.S. by Muslim terrorists, and no, that's not a fact, not even an educated estimation. All sources I could find said that the average number by year, IF we don't include 9/11, is actually lower than 10 people. But okay, let's include the fatalities from 9/11 as well and we get to the number of 3000+ over the past 32 years. So we could theoretically say that the 100 is a good estimation, but we won't claim it's fact. Just because we don't actually know the exact number.

But we do know another number. According to CNN Guns kill nearly 1,300 U.S. children each year. Based on a study published in the journal Pediatrics, from 2012 to 2014 on average 1,297 children died a year from gun-related injuries in the U.S. Just that number is 13 times higher than the number of people killed by terrorists in the U.S. on average every year.

They do say that guns don't kill people, people do, but the saying is not 100% correct all the time, considering that armed toddlers, yes, toddlers, kill roughly 20 Americans every year. And toddlers, while they are people, don't really know what they are doing, so in this case we can actually, in big part, blame the deaths on guns (and of course, irresponsible stupid parents).

And there's one more number for you - up to 12 000 Americans a year on average are shot dead by other Americans.

So, we're not saying that there's not a problem with Muslim extremists, there definitely is. We're not even saying that Islam isn't a violent religion (even though, when you read it word by word, the same applies to Christianity), but there are a number of other places where the president of the U.S. should focus on TOGETHER with the terrorism problem.




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