Since 9/11 jihadist terrorists have only been able to kill 17 Americans in the US. During the same time frame 88,000 Americans died in gun violence in the US.
So, in case you are interested, you are 5,000 times more likely to be killed by one of your fellow citizens than by a buddy of the late Osama bin Laden.
If you live in New Orleans the death rate by gunfire was 6 per 10,000 last year. If you want to increase your feeling of safety, I’ve got a house to sell you in Afghanistan where the civilian death rate by gunfire was 1 in 10,000. Such a deal. You will be 6 times safer.
Now, Norway had a problem with Anders Breivik. As we know he used his rifle to kill dozens of people. Even with that, the murder rate in Norway was still 8 times lower than the USA.
The above statistics were gotten from CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/18/opinion/bergen-guns-national-security/index.html?hpt=hp_c1
Reverend, Governor, Fox Commentator Mike Huckabee claims that these school shootings are happening “because we have removed god from the schools.” Well, I don’t know about that. We don’t know how religious or non religious the students were. What we do know is that it was the shooter who did the killing never went to that school. His mother bought the guns and she never went to that school either!
Huckabee seems to think that as long as we force Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and Atheist Americans to say Christian prayers, the violence will go away. Though I don’t know how religious the killer was, FBI statistics tell us that nearly all mass murderers were very devout men (always men) who were raised by members of Pentecostal sects, fundamentalist Catholics or were ‘hard-shell’ Baptists and Methodists.” Most of them carried the Christian Bible with them. They were very quick to quote bible passages when asked questions about what they had done. Had they been taught reality instead of religion they might have grown up to lead productive lives.
All I can say about Reverend Huckabee is that he is horribly ignorant or a consummate liar!
President James Madison once wrote, “The Purpose of separation of Church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries.”
If you are a believer in an all powerful and all good god, then today is the day! Go outside, shake your fist at heaven, and DEMAND ANSWERS! Why did this happen? Now, if you don’t get answers, well, that is an answer, too. Isn’t it?