It is impossible to have a discussion with gun nuts, because they are both stupid and impervious to facts.ROFLMAO Uh no sorry 1% of the population does not die from gunfire. Stop making things up. The 2015 murder rate was 4.9 per 100,000 people. That's murder by all methods not just shooting.10/3/2017 8:01 PM GMT-1000 [Edited]in reply toWhy do you people keep making these crazy things up? The total murder rate for 2015 was 4.9 per 100,000 so no 1% of the country is not being shot to death.10/4/2017 10:39 AM GMT-1000
Perhaps a lesson from the acerbic press critic A.J. Liebling will serve to explain for the slow learners. Liebling once chided the Washington newspapers for spending millions of dollars on prizes like electric coffee pots during a competitive circulation struggle. This was in the '40s.
The managements of both papers reacted in aggrieved fashion. In the past year, one wrote, the spending on incentive prizes had been only a few hundred thousand.
Liebling observed that that adds up to millions pretty quick. So it is with your chances as an American of being shot to death by one of your fellow citizens. Your chance really is 1 in 100, since the average lifetime of an American is not 1 year but about 85.