85 Bullets

Amazing.  In Germany, a nation with a population of 82 million people, German police shot a total of 85 bullets in all of 2011.  85.  Are you freakin’ kidding me???  They fired a grand total of 85 bullets in an entire year.

Meanwhile, in the U.S., where the population is little less than four times the size of Germany’s, well, we can get to 85 in just one sitting, thank you very much. 84 shots fired at one murder suspect in Harlem, another 90 shot at one fleeing unarmed man in Los Angeles. And that was just April. So we bring you Germany’s shot total in case you forgot about America shoots itself in the foot with its manic love of guns.

Yee-fuckin’-haw…  WTF is wrong with us???

Those 85 shots were: “49 warning shots, 36 shots on suspects. 15 persons were injured, 6 were killed.”

I suspect that having a culture that isn’t obsessed with arming itself against the coming Obamapocalypse, combined with an economy that is growing and strong, a strong labor union movement and solid governmental foundations, Germany could be a model for other nations to follow.  More research is obviously required.


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  1. Germans have free access to all levels of education. Result, a population that competes intellectually at every level of society. Consequently, there may be highly educated people without jobs, but still able and willing to discern acceptable, workable standards of government. Little panic erupts because of healthcare and economic safety nets.
    All the state quaranteed human assets result in leading financial, software and industrial product in Europe and around the world. Caveat Emptor, however.

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