May 31, 2013 by Jan Stone
U.S. Gun Deaths Since Newtown Now Exceed Number Of American Troops Killed In Iraq
To dyed-in-the-wool NRA supporters and those who follow the organization’s stance despite its irrelevance to the 2nd Amendment, how do the facts of the story below make sense?
Try to follow this:
Less American troops were killed in Iraq (this was a war zone, if you recall) than those killed in the United States since late 2012 when the Sidwell School shooting took place in Newton, CT.
You remember that, right? A young guy exercising his 2nd amendment rights walked into a school and killed classes of five- and six-year olds while their Christmas stockings hung on mantles at home. Between then and now, more people in the United States were killed by guns than the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq.