Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Federal Government Move to Peoria?

Australian Shooter Magazine

Gotta love the closing comment!

Australian Shooter Magazine

An email sent to me which is sad but I pass on with a little "TIC" humor.

Good idea. The Federal Government would be more centrally located. We have a lot of "big" box empty buildings that could be rehabbed. We have a strong National Guard, lot's of activities, even nationally known, Big Al's, a gambling boat across the river, including National Softball tournaments across the river, yes we too, have a river and not least we could use a boost in stimulus money and more jobs. Plus many of us are in favor of "qualified" people having "the right to carry" so most D.C. politicians would eventually be safe here.

Here is the email:

An interesting letter in the Australian Shooter Magazine this week, which I quote: "If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000
troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.

The firearm death rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period. That means you are about 25 percent more likely to be shot and killed in the US capital,
which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the US, than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion: "The US should pull out of Washington."

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