View Full Version : Saints Coach Payton: More Americans Killed by Guns Than From All U.S. Wars Combined

10-04-2017, 03:12 PM
Ever since the tragic shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night, legions of celebrities who have very little knowledge of guns, criminal psychology, mental disorders, or any helpful information have taken to Twitter or gone on television to offer their “solutions” to the problem of mass shootings in America.

The latest such incident of ill-informed advice, in the sports world, comes from New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton.

On Tuesday, Payton responded to the heinous Las Vegas attack by tweeting claims that, since 1968, more Americans have been killed by guns than have been killed on all battlefields throughout the whole of the American experience


10-04-2017, 03:46 PM
Well, if you pick the starting date carefully it could be true, but that's building the conclusion into the premise. The honest starting date would be July 4, 1776, or even the 1775 date of the Battle of Lexington. But that would include war deaths from the Revolution, War of 1812, Mex-Am War, Span-Am War, Civil War, WW1, WW2, and Korea (plus part of Vietnam), which would bury the desired conclusion.