It's an illustration of actual numbers showing up on an anecdotal level.I think you know that's a weak argument.
we know the actual numbers, I posted them. It's interesting when anecdotal and actual universal levels agree (the greatest chance is this is the case).
Other than that, guns are a legal/constitutional issue here. Everyone can whine and complain all they want, but there's a legal process to change the right. My point is that it seems to worry a lot of people (and the same is true here) due to skewed perception of likelihood from news. Just as I mentioned with my cousins BFF, when someone is erased by a drunk driver, the outrage is short, and nobody says "we should eliminate alcohol", they want to eliminate drunk driving. Drunk driving and guns are a lot alike in that there is no human survival need for alcohol, and in general across the board, the effect is detrimental, but far greater than just the number of deaths.
I can't justify one person shooting another without imminent threat to their life in the first place, that's not the point. I can't justify it when it's stabbing, I can't justify someone refusing medical care or any of those things. The point is that there is a grandiose fixation on one thing, but another is more deadly, and another yet is more deadly on top of that but they're afterthoughts to people because even though they're far more likely (and most people will know it just by counting their acquaintances), they just don't get "advertised" by the news and turned into scary pictures.