Tuesday, August 28, 2007

That's all?

I honestly would have thought the number would be higher.
The United States has 90 guns for every 100 citizens, making it the most heavily armed society in the world, a report released on Tuesday said.

U.S. citizens own 270 million of the world's 875 million known firearms, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007 by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International Studies.
With no help from the ATF.

One thing did not surprise me.
"Firearms are very unevenly distributed around the world. The image we have of certain regions such as Africa or Latin America being awash with weapons -- these images are certainly misleading," Small Arms Survey director Keith Krause said.
YEs. The countries where all of the violence is, have few gun per person. Seems the deaths may be government related.

What are the odds?

Free speech.. if they let you.

WARNING: A bit noisy at the start.

Police short of ammo

Looks like even the government agencies are running into troubles.
With military conflicts in both Afghanistan and Iraq, police are feeling the impact of ammunition shortage. This shortage in ammo is causing some police departments around the nation to scale-down training programs, and reduce target practice. Some chiefs feel the delay of ammo shipments, for which shipping times have nearly doubled, may begin to impact how police officers function on the street since training and practice will be reduced
Amadou Diallo was not available for comment.

Hiatus over

Well the summer semester is over and the fall semester has begun. This sadly means my hiatus is over. Yes sad.

Lack of money made it possible for only one of us, out of my wife and I, to go to school. She goes this semester, and I'll save till next semester.

With no classes this semester I'll start blogging again, and ranting about politics.

I can proudly say that I did get two A's on the two classes I took.

To damn lazy

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