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On Terrorism and Gun Violence, a 1,000-to-1 Spending Gap - Andrew Cohen - The Atlantic


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Before Colorado and the rest of America move on from last Friday's theater massacre, before all the satellite trucks and national reporters return to their homes, before the politicians stop preaching and the preachers stop politicking, I'd just like to ask a quick question of President Obama, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and any federal or state elected official who wants to chime in. But first a few stipulations:

This is an excellent question:

Why do we spend at least 1,000 times more money protecting ourselves from terrorism than we do protecting ourselves from gun violence?

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