The guys number of 30,000 is approximately correct if you include every suicide, accident, police shooting, justifiable homicide, and murder for all age groups. Of that number, about 60% are suicides. As for the "8 kids a day" bit, how many of those "kids" were 19 and 20-year old gangbangers and drug dealers?
Gun laws are designed to extend and solidify the power of an elite over a peasantry.
Sauron lives, and his orc minions are on the march.