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A Brief but Important Reality Check

Reading the news of late one would think that America is in imminent danger from Muslims and Syrian refugees.

DANGER! BE AFRAID!

Ahhh…no.

You see, politicians love to scare us.

And while the world IS a dangerous place, I am wholly unconcerned about Muslims and refugees attacking America.

Why?

Because, since 9/11:

There were 45 deaths in America from jihadist terror.

There were 48 deaths in America perpetrated by (largely Christian) extremists or white racist groups.

There were 200,000 deaths in America caused by guns.

NOTE: The very same politicians which would have you believe that America is threatened by Muslims and refugees —DANGER! BE AFRAID! — are the same politicians which will tell you that America needs MORE guns.

NOTE: Fear is an excellent way to control people. And help with fundraising.

NOTE: I fear politicians FAR more than I fear being shot by a gun. Can we ban politicians?

NOTE: If Abdulfattah Jandali, born in Syria, had not been allowed to come to the United States, there would have been no Apple, no iTunes, no iPad, and no iPhone. Why? Because Abdulfattah Jandali was the biological father of Steve Jobs.

6 Responses to A Brief but Important Reality Check

  1. There were 277,245 deaths from 2003 to 2012 in the US from traffic accidents. 119,100 of those were alcohol related. This information is from the CDC.gov website. Which one should be banned?

    If you look at statistics from city to city you will find that the most deaths caused by guns are from the cities with the strictest gun control laws. The main reason for this is because criminals will always find a way to get a gun. since the beginning of time there was always a way to kill people. I would guess that the first murder was probably done with a rock.

    • I wrote this post because of all the current hysteria over Muslims and Syrian refugees.

      And hysteria is what it is.

      While the above statistics, including yours, prove that life is dangerous…the danger is not from Muslims and refugees.

      • I agree with your assessment with hysteria and politicians. I don’t trust any politician. That is why I get upset whenever there is a mass shooting incident anywhere in America one of the first solutions we hear from our government and news media is to pass gun control legislation or an outright ban on guns. It is all hype and hysteria. Unfortunately in our country it is easy to get people worked up over such issues. I blame the news media and our political environment for this.
        Thanks Ross.

        • Considering that 200,000 Americans have been shot to death since 9/11, I do not consider a call for gun control legislation to be a hysterical response.

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