Your figures would be considerably lower though without guns. They make suicide easier to commitNope try again, many places in the world have higher rates of suicide then the United States.
Nonsense. Nearly three quarters of your homicides are firearms relatedno you insisted owning a firearm is a major risk factor for homicide, that's a completely separate statement then the method of committing a murder, you're now attempting to muddy the waters
We have crime too but are still 5 times less likely to be murdered than you as are our criminals. Where do you think your criminals got their guns in the first place ?if you lived where I do your chances would be identical, crime in the US is clustered and violent crime overwhelmingly falls on those already involved in criminal activity. If you're walking down the streets of most american cities minding your own business you are in no greater risk here. You are applying raw numbers without controls.
You've already been shown the facts so theres little more I can addAgain wrong, since you like to play the uncontrolled raw number game, the BJS statistic for defensive gun uses is over half a million every year, and accidental gun deaths is maybe 400, it's not high. So that logic makes owning a gun the sensible thing to do.
And you'll go through hoops to evade such facts in defence of the indefensible1) your facts are without context and based on assumptions that do not apply to the reality of the situation
The truth hurts I know but that doesn't stop it being the truth nonetheless. What kind of sick society would react to the Sandy Hook massacre in this fashion2) your last sentence is one of the most pathetic strawmen I have ever seen
Walmart Out Of Guns As Americans Race For Arms After Newtown
Demand for guns is soaring in the U.S. after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, pumping up the price of firearms and ammunition as sellers race to replenish their stock.
Walmart has reportedly sold out of semi-automatic rifles in five states, including Pennsylvania, Kansas and Alabama, according to a Wednesday report from Bloomberg.