you are viewing a single comment's thread.

view the rest of the comments →

[–]Work2Death 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

"It seems guns are mostly used by kids shooting kids - what am I missing?"

What are you missing? The number of times annually guns are used in self defense in the US, for one.

Per the CDC, there are between 500,000 and 3 million defensive gun uses in the US annually. The big spread is from differing methods of data collection and definitions of defensive gun use. Even using the lowest number, that's 500,000 lives saved to 13,000 gun related homicides annually.

On a related note, calling people "gun freaks" makes you sound like an asshole.

[–]sodasplash 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks for the numbers.

It's "amazing" that all the times guns saved people from attack never get reported.