Re: GUNS: Accidental Deaths

Eric Ruud (
Thu, 4 Mar 1999 12:45:29 -0800

>Eric Ruud [] wrote:
>>If I carried a gun, as you seem
>>to be suggesting I should as a law abiding citizen, my risk of dying by my
>>own gun would probably be higher than me dying in the bathroom.
>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.
> Mark

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?