David... do you have problems reading?
More good guys are accidentally killed by guns than any bad guys.
Bears, coyotes, snakes aren't "guys" from the standpoint of "good guys with guns" and "bad guys with guns."
Not problems reading; I was bringing out the point
that those statistics are less valuable, less accurate,
if thay fail to include circumstances wherein a citizen
of any age succeeds in staving off the jaws of death
by killing a dangerous animal, e.g., cougar, snake, bear, rabid raccoon, dogs.
(Maybe u can convince such a victim that this rescue is un-important
and shud not count.) It is error to assume that all violent predators r human.
Lemme point out 1 other thing, casting doubt on these "statistics":
if I were involved in an act of self defense wherein I had
successfully killed a criminal, then IF
I were fully confident
that there were no witnesses (e.g., alone in an isolated place),
I 'd not be in a big hurry to tell the FBI about it
How much good did it do Bernie Goetz, when he returned
and confessed to shooting some robbers on a subway ??
Such a man is well advised to avoid leaving any evidence
of his presence behind, but to quietly n discreetly leave the scene.
(With that in mind, he is better off using a revolver than an automatic.)
His achievements will then not be included in those "statistics".
Many people know that lawyers (criminal & civil) r expensive
, even if thay win.
In 2010, there were 387 justifiable homicides according to FBI statistics.
Justifiable homicide is defined as a death of a felon while
committing a felony by police officer or citizen response.
In 2010 there were 606 accidental deaths from guns
How many of those alleged accidental deaths
were of violent felons? The more violent felons who get killed
(by guns, or any other way) the safer we will all be.