From my email bag this week, a quote from an (undated) article in the Australian Shooter Magazine:
If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.
The firearm death rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period. That means you are about 25 per cent more likely to be shot and killed in the US capital, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the US, than you are in Iraq.
Conclusion: “The US should pull out of Washington.”
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On a more personal note, spouse is doing well. Again, thanks so much for all your prayers and gracious good wishes.
Our routine has morphed. A nurse now looks on while I repack the wound twice a week and the rest of the time I’m on my own. So far it’s all good. Standing on a stool alternating a moblie showerhead and torch in one hand while using cotton buds to dig out the crud with the other is not the most pleasant of jobs, but it’s infinitely preferable to spending every morning at the the hospital ER.
It’s actually allowed me a bit of time to spend in my garden this past week. I consider it a lovely reward. September marks the onset of Spring in Australia and the weather has been good enough to have morning tea on the patio. Here, see for yourself:
Tomorrow it’s back to the business of health care and my generation.
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