Does anyone have access to or can link me to statistics that show which States in America have the highest/lowest levels of legal gun ownership compared to the use of illegal guns in the commission of crime? Do such statistics exist?
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
I think people tend to be less careful with pistol's. People with assault rifles tend respect them more. I don't think as many accidents happen with "assault" weapons as they do pistols.
In capable hands, neither are all that dangerous.
In incapable hands, both are dangerous.
The main difference is that "assault" weapons are scarier. People are convinced that "assault" weapons are more dangerous. People are convinced that "assault" weapons are more apt to be used in mass murders.
People are sheep. Stupid ass sheep.
Look at what Sandy Hook did. It was basically a cattle call for those bereft of an iota of information about firearms. Hell, even on a political forum, we're swamped with these ignorant sheep.