In 2011 there were 8583 murders caused by firearms in the United Sates. on Avergae 88% of Americans own Firearms. This number of murders is staggering considering the US spent $893 billion ($700 billion in 2011) on National Security in 2012.
In the same year there were 2265 Terrorist attacks in Iraq which caused 4147 deaths. It is worth noting that Iraq’s entire budget for the same year was $82.6 billion only a fraction of which was allocated for National Security . This number is ten times less than the US National Security Budget and nearly 47 times smaller than the $3833.9 billion full US budget in 2011.