Putting things into proportion…..
I pay my respects to the parents of the 2,264th member of the U.S. military to die in the Afghan war since 2002.
However, I also think about the 480,000 odd people who died within the USA from firearms over the exact same period. Thats 30,000 people killed a year – think of a town near you with 30k population…..
Half a million dead in in 16 years – that’s more Americans dead by guns in “peacetime America” than died in the whole of the second world war and ten times as many as were killed in Vietnam !
Puts it into context doesn’t it ?
Those kids from Parkland School in Florda…..have they wasted their lives and brave words all been in vane?
Lets Tour England !