Interesting observation passed along by Mark Clower…
If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.
The firearm death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period. That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. Capitol — which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation — than you are in Iraq.
Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington immediately.