"what a ridiculous thing to say. Apparently 'you're entitled to your opinion' but you should avoid letting people know what it is until you have a chance to find out if it's remotely feasible."
If you compare "death by firearm" to suicide by firearm, you will discover that a large percentage of firearm deaths are the gun-owners themselves, but they died happy, with their gun in their hand..
The most likely person to die from a gunshot wound is the gun owner himself, followed by members of his immediate family, followed by third parties who may or may not have had criminal intent..
But this is a completely different issue, not related to why I started this thread..