Originally Posted by Gmash
22 stabbed in China...none died. See the difference?
Yeah, people mention other weapons - I'll take being assaulted with a knife and a bat over being shot at any day.
As for guns protecting you - societally, its the opposite. If a burglar comes into my house, he knows I won't start shooting with a semi automatic, so he won't bring a gun. In America one would be a fool to not bring a firearm while committing a crime.
Not to mention the culture of fear created by the possibility that anyone, anyone at all has a gun.