A reader adds an important point to this post:
As someone who is anti-gun (I have actually fired a gun, which made me even more frightened of them than before), I am perplexed by the way the anti-gun argument always seems to center around gun deaths and not gun crimes. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 467,321 persons were victims of a crime committed with a firearm in 2011, which includes the 11,000 or so gun-related homicides. To me, the issue has never been about the fear of death from guns, but the fear of victimization.
Don’t forget the injuries.