It's not gun deaths over a century, it's over 43 years.
...and 1,384,171 dead Americans is a liberal pablum? Really?
So you're saying those people would have died anyway? That's a completely invalid argument. Those people all died of guns, end of story. You can't hypothesize that they would have died some other way, thats just floating a fantasy in front of a fact.
The argument that people are crazy and will do what they do simply drives home the point that guns need to be taken off the streets completely......that is probably the most foolish position I see someone attempting to justify gun violence take.
Comparing gun violence to poising makes no sense whatsoever.
But if you insist on comparing unrelated fatalities lets, here you go: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-1...s-by-2015.html
Now, is owning and operating a motor vehicle highly regulated in oh, every state? Have there been massive public awareness campaigns and legislative efforts to address the reasons behind automotive injuries and fatalities over the past 40 years? What kind of impact have efforts had? The number of Alcohol related fatalities is cars has dropped by nearly half since 1982 alone.
Now, a bit more philosophical but what is an automobile designed to do?
What is a firearm designed to do?
Does it really make any sense that an automobile should be more regulated than a firearm?
The framers of the constitution had no way to envision what "arms" would become, how powerful and accessible. If they could have envisioned that, and those 1,384,171 dead Americans I bet that amendment would have been different.