It's 2 a.m. You and your family are asleep upstairs. You hear glass breaking and footsteps downstairs. You instruct your wife to dial 911. At the moment, you wouldn't want a gun near your bedside? (Statistically, it doesn't matter, right?)Well, Statistically it does matter. Because guns in homes are far more often used to murder family members than kill Home Invaders.
So, here's a retort Charles.
Your wife is on the phone with 911. The Police are minutes away. You've got seconds. You pull out your P229.357 Sig Sauer from the nightstand, press check to make sure there's one in the chamber, and head downstairs. You don't turn on the lights because that will alert the Home Invader. You still hear noise downstairs. You spy the figure of a silhouette in the kitchen. You take aim and pull the trigger. And murder your teenage daughter. Because she went out while you were sleeping and when she tried to sneak back in accidentally knocked over a glass vase.
And this isn't even a fictional account.
Gun Cultists are always hyping the Two A.M. Scenario for the same reason Gun Nuts fabricate the claim that guns are used literally millions of times a year to stop crimes. It's also why the Republican Party bars the CDC from collecting data on injuries and deaths due to firearms. Profit.
Because insane Gun-Humping Fanatics, encouraged by deceitful NRA leadership and callous Lobbyists for the Firearms Industry, don't want Americans to know the Truth About Guns; that Guns kill more than 30,000 Americans and wound Thousands more every year, so the blood-soaked Gun Industry can continue to make Millions of Dollars of the Deaths of Americans.