Nichola Kristof Reminds Us What Is Really Dangerous. – From The NYT.

by Daniel Russ on September 7, 2015



■ More Americans die in gun homicides and suicides every six months than have died in the last 25 years in every terrorist attack and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.

■ More Americans have died from guns in the United States since 1968 than on battlefields of all the wars in American history.

■ American children are 14 times as likely to die from guns as children in other developed countries, according to David Hemenway, a Harvard professor and author of an excellent book on firearm safety.


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Bob September 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm

I really enjoy the military history focus of your Web site and would be very sad to see it turned into yet another political advocacy site.

Daniel Russ September 8, 2015 at 6:27 pm

I can’t extricate politics from warfare. Politics are the engine for war.

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