You missed my point, more cars might mean more accidents, but the reverse has PROVEN to be true with guns. Crime goes down with the increase in civilian ownership. Now accidental shootings, maybe, but I would have to go look that up. More people hunting means more chances to fall out of trees, shoot yourself, shoot someone else, etc. Do we ban hunting because to many are doing it and 5 more people per 100,000 are having an accident? I think we should just ban motorcycles and grandfather the present ones and we will see the death and accident rate go down as they "crash" out. You can take this thinking anywhere to prove a point. How about ban electricity and natural gas as they kill to many people for the benefit they produce. Return to kerosene lamps and candles? Ask some real old person about that! Hey, ban Yankee candles and other such fire starters, there was a noticeable uptick in fires in homes after they became the in thing. Ban Christmas trees. Ban anything that might harm a child especially.
It would be interesting to look at the accident rate for ATV's since they banned the 3 wheelers. I bet they have increased not decreased. My cousin lost his little boy in a freak accident on a 4 wheeler and I nearly lost my sister. *censored* happens when you live your life, we are relatively fragile creatures.
Long winded, sorry, but there are no stats for people that prevent an occurrence of violence with a gun. There are no stats for the deterrent effects of guns. The MSM will NOT report an event where someone saves people with his private firearm. In fact, as we have seen, they leave these out of the reporting, to focus on the shooter/who he is/what motivates him/is he crazy/where did he get the guns/are they legal/should we have them/oh the horror.
As we have been pointing out, less guns do not mean less crime. Fewer accidents maybe and probably. If you don't like the risk don't pack or own and don't go anywhere but gun free zones(NYC or WDC or Chicago)so someone else cant shoot you. (Yeah right), I would suggest not driving or flying instead. And get out of coastal Maine, eventually there will be a massive tsunami take out Machiasport.