You’re at an event with some other people, and across the room a disagreement is starting. A very large person is getting visibly angry and:
Is getting louder and louder; are you getting concerned?
Has balled fists; are you getting concerned?
Has picked up a chair; are you concerned?
Has pulled a knife; are you concerned?
Has pulled a gun; are you concerned?
Why? Why not?
In the USA only cars are as numerous as guns, and injure or kill more US citizens every year.
There are 100s of millions of cars in the USA, the vast majority of which are driven every day.
There are 100s of millions of guns in the USA, only a small minority of which are fired every day.
Some say, “I only use my gun for target shooting.” Target practice is for improving your ability to hit what you are shooting.
Some say, “I only use my guns to hunt.” That’s fine if you eat the animals you kill.
Gun rights advocates state that, “guns don’t kill, people do.” Half correct. A person with a gun can cause far more death and destruction, far faster than a person without a gun. If you’re unclear on this concept, refer back to the start of this post.