1800 times more Americans died from Gun Violence than from terrorist acts

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    Should America rethink the War on Terror ?

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    31000 Americans died from Gun violence last year

    FASTSTATS - Injuries

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    17 American citizens died in terrorist acts last year

    According to the report, the number of U.S. citizens who died in terrorist attacks increased by two between 2010 and 2011; overall, a comparable number of Americans are crushed to death by their televisions or furniture each year. This is not to diminish the real—albeit shrinking—threat of terrorism, or to minimize the loss and suffering of the 13,000 killed and over 45,000 injured around the world. For Americans, however, it should emphasize that an irrational fear of terrorism is both unwarranted and a poor basis for public policy decisions.


    http://blogs.cfr.org/zenko/2012/06/05/how-many-americans-are-killed-by-terrorism/

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