> >About 50% of US households have a gun; even if you double the number of
> accidental gun deaths to take account of that, there are still more people
> >killed in bathroom accidents than gun accidents.
> Your method of thinking about this is a bit odd, I must say. I think I
> follow what you're saying, but I don't agree. If I took a loaded gun with me
> every time I went into the bathroom, what would kill me? The tiles or the
> gun? Or am I just getting kooky?
You're just being kooky. You are indeed more likely to accidentally slip and smash your head on a tile than you are to accidentally discharge a firearm fatally. Firearm deaths are high, but they are overwhelmingly NOT accidental. They are from people very deliberately pointing and firing with the intended result.
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