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Time for a reality check! Your allegation:
"Americans are killing Americans at a faster rate than in any war in our history, including the Civil war."
The Reality IS: More than 600,000 "Americans killed each other" in the Civil War, over 150,000 per year.
The Reality IS: The population of the U.S. in 1861 was less than 32 million people.
The Reality IS: The "Americans killing each other" rate in the Civil War was about 468 per 100,000.
The Reality IS: 17,284 Americans "killed each other" in 2017, 5.3 per 100,000.
Worse by far than the opioid epidemic.....................is the violence epidemic.
The Reality IS: Rates of murder and violent crime remain at historic low points,
almost 50 percent below their early-1990s peaks.
The Reality IS: A preliminary analysis of 2017 crime rates in the nation's 30 largest cities
projects that the overall crime rate and the violent crime rate will decline
to the 2nd-lowest levels since 1990.https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/crime-rates-america
The Reality IS: 70,237 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in 2017 (21.7 per 100,000),
more than four times the number of "Americans killing each other", for the same year.
An increase of 9.6% from 2016 (19.8 per 100,000). https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/statedeaths.html
The Reality IS: You've got your "facts" bas aackwards.