The University of South Columbia has caused a storm by publishing a study showing where Americans are most likely to die due to the forces of nature.
In 2005 there were 30,694 gun related deaths in the USA and heart disease killed over 600,000. The map, however, is a result of studying a total of 20,000 deaths from natural hazards over 24 years.
But even so an online poll shows that 42% of Americans are ‘somewhat’ concerned about the threat of natural hazards where they live. The other 58% presumably have a sense of security that can only be provided by that firearm stashed under their pillow.