It's said there have been 88 hostile fire deaths caused by
firearms since the beginning of hostilities in Iraq. The remainder
of coalition deaths has been due to explosives or accidents.
What does this mean?
If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops
in theater during the last 22 months, that gives a firearm death
rate of 55 per 100,000.
The rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000. That means
that you are more likely to be shot and killed in the Nation's
Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in
the nation, than you are in Iraq.
Under the logic of many Democrats in congress, they all should
immediately pull out of Washington, D.C.