This is an explanation of the my new cover/banner image on Google+
These are numbers of folks that are killed annually by Americans:
150 in mass shootings
This has been pretty constant for close to (or over) 30 years running now.
10,000 - make that 12,000 are gun deaths
This does not include suicides, but does include all 'justifiable' homicide like any police-initiated shooting and self-defense. When including suicide, it is more like 32,000. It should probably be more like 12,000 when excluding suicide.
100,000 are casualties in the "War on Terror"
This is based on the average of the deaths that have occurred in the Middle East and Pakistan since the Second Gulf War started. That number is measured to be between one and three million depending on things like counting missing people as dead, counting deaths related to destroyed infrastructure (power outages, destroyed hospitals, etc.), fratricide, collateral damage, military dead, etc. It includes Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Pakistan. If you take the lowest estimate and average it out over 10 years, it comes to roughly 100,000/year.
1,200,000 are abortions
I gather that this number is generally-agreed upon. The reason that I am so guarded is that it seems like a number that big would be embarrassing to the left, and they would dispute it (in the same way that I am surprised that Madeleine Albright never disagreed that 500,000 children died as a result of the "Oil for Food" program).
1.2M is a recent decrease from the middle of the last decade where it was estimated that 1.5M were aborted annually. I have a few times recently heard that decrease attributed to the morning after pill (and so-called emergency contraception), which is arguably still abortion.
It is convenient to love those cute little seven-year-olds that died in Newtown, while neglecting the ones that never see the light of day. But it is still murder. The biggest difference is that the perpetrators kill far more, they use medication and medical implements, and they have government permission.