I apologize. I should have provided the source to these statistics.<quoted text>
I know that a reloader knows how easy it is to alter assault-based gund to automatic or semi-automatic operation, so stop the shit.
You know your madeup statistics are insane.
You are right about 'illegally selling firearms to criminals', and this program, began by Cheney-Bush; and continued by the Obama appointees. it was moronic, but not criminal. They should be fired.
And a car is very different than a gun, so much so that your simile has no meaning.
You ought to compare explosives to guns in order to make any sense.
Center of Disease Control www.cdc.gov/
Bureau of Justice Statistics http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/
As you can see, these are the facts and statistics directly from the governmental agency responsible for maintaining such facts. No bias, no 3rd party influence.
There are over 20,000 gun laws in the United States. Among these includes that if a firearm can be altered to become an automatic, then it is to be classified as such and require a class 3 firearm licence to own.(Another interesting law is that if a handgun does not have rifling in the chamber, then it is to be considered as a shotgun, and if that handgun is under 18 inches in length, it is illegal to own regardless of licence. The only exceptions are firearms built prior to 1899. Why this is interesting is because it is legal to own a handgun of any size that shoots shot shells as long as the barrel is rifled).
It does not matter how a person was killed. The fact remains that they were. So if you are truly interested in saving lives, then focus on the things that kills them. All deaths by all guns combined ranks #15. You are more likely to be killed with a baseball bat or a pipe than you are to be killed with any assault rifle or shotgun.(Think about it; your child playing softball is holding a weapon that is statistically more deadly than an assault rifle).