Above are some of the leading causes of death in the USA as per the CDC data for 2017.
Out of the 39,773 firearm related deaths in 2017 – a whopping 23,854 were SUICIDES. Meaning that only 15,919 gun deaths were attributable to criminal activity, police shooting people, or accidents.
The number of firearm deaths is so small that if you take into account the US population in 2017 of 325,700,000 – your chance of dying via a firearm in 2017 compared to all other causes of death was: .000122% – even less if you didn’t plan on killing yourself – which would put you at a .000049% chance of being killed by someone with a firearm (including a police officer). It is less yet if you aren’t a criminal planning to go up against the police – you get the point. This is OBJECTIVE DATA.
Average Americans should not be subjected to any GUN LEGISLATION due to the actions of individuals who end their own lives with firearms, because of police involved shootings, criminal homicides, or lone psychopaths with guns. Yet this is precisely what our government is trying to do to us. Yet this is precisely what our government is trying to do to us without regard for the contents of the ACTUAL DATA collected by that very same government.
Firearms are the least of our worries in the USA. Our Government, however, is a danger to basic Civil Liberties.