Originally Posted by 2bikemike
Yep this is one of my beefs with the whole anti gun crowd. While I believe every death is tragic there are things in our lives that destroy way more lives than guns do.
Alcohol destroys and kills more than guns do. Nobody is bitching about banning alcohol.
In 2007, an estimated 12,998 people died in alcohol-impaired traffic crashes. Of those, 2,200 were innocent victims.
The majority of gun-related deaths in the United States are suicides, with 17,352 (55.6%) of the total 31,224 firearm-related deaths in 2007 due to suicide, while 12,632 (40.5%) were homicide deaths.