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I’d Rather be in Texas than in France

November 17, 2015

I looked at this article about the strength of the French and British police force.  France can put 278 thousand armed police on the street in an hour.  That sounds like a lot until you realize that France has a population of 66 million.  That is about one armed policeman per 200 people.

The numbers in Britain are one in a thousand.

For comparison, I looked at some of the larger states in the US.  I combined them to a population of 71 million.  What surprised me is that they had 3.2 million citizens licensed to carry a concealed firearm.  That means about one armed person in 20 are on the street right now in the US.  That is in addition to armed law enforcement.  That means a terrorist is 50 times more likely to meet an armed victim in the US than in England.. except if the terrorists attacks a “gun-free zone.”

That raises two questions.
Would you rather be in Texas or in England if there were a terrorist attack?
If there were an attack on US soil, why should we disarm and become like Europe?


3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 18, 2015 3:04 am

    Doesn’t matter, Pennsylvania or Texas…!

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 18, 2015 6:58 am

      Most red states would do. I was lazy and took the larger states to reach a representative population of France.


    • rehafner permalink
      November 18, 2015 8:15 am

      Any red state is prefered to Europe or a socialist blue state here in the USA. Armed people are citizens unarmed people are subjects.

      Liked by 1 person

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