The 'debate' on Badgers has clearly demonstrated that people have no understanding of facts and figures nor statistics, so each time time I point out that the UK's gun deaths are from illegally held fire arms and that they are comparing chalk and cheese, 'cos the US statistics posted cover murders, accidents, gang warfare and suicides etc whilst the Brit ones don't,
Hey, Dig....WTH have you been anyway?
I had a debate recently on another board. In 2009 there were in excess of 17,000 gun deaths in the US. Of those, 217 were classified as justifiable shootings of the type that Gunny envisions. That is a pretty piss poor percentage.
The truth of the matter is that having a gun in your house is far more dangerous to you, your family, or visitors than to any "criminal."