Re: GUNS: Accidental Deaths
Thu, 4 Mar 1999 04:20:53 -0800 (PST)

Eric Ruud [] wrote:
>It seems to me that there are certainly a LOT more cars and bathrooms than
>there are guns.

The generally accepted estimate for the number of guns in America is over 200,000,000, and growing rapidly as more and more anti-gun laws are passed. You can do the math.

>I refuse to believe that
>a bathroom is more dangerous than a gun, which is what you seem to be

Well, he's right and you're wrong. You just seem to want to take the normal anti-gun path of finding some way to frig the statistics so that they support your beliefs. Many, many more people are killed in bathroom accidents than gun accidents... that's reality.

Incidentally, I've been highly amused recently by various comments in the British media about people just ignoring muggings in progress and walking by rather than helping the victim. The same media folks who pushed for disarming the population are now complaining that disarmed people refuse to get hurt helping out their fellows. Like, duh.