Sunday, June 10, 2012

Americans Are as Likely to Be Killed by Their Own Furnature as by Terrorism

Source: The Atlantic

Of the 13,288 people killed by terrorist attacks last year, seventeen were private U.S. citizens, or .001 percent. 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.

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