I just heard the most ridiculous American statistic on the news this evening. In America, there have been over one million deaths as a result of gun violence. I'm not sure where this statistic comes from, or over what period of time this statistic is concerned with, but I'm very certain it is the most ridiculous statistic I've ever heard. I'm pretty sure Americans allowed for the right to bear arms when the West was Wild and the need was prevalent. But seriously, over one million deaths from gun violence... I'm sure I'm not the only one who can't wrap her head around that.