"Rather than being used for self-defense, guns in the home are 22 times more likely to be involved in accidental shootings, homicides, or suicide attempts.
For every one time a gun in the home was used in a self-defense or legally justifiable shooting, there were 4 unintentional shootings, 7 criminal assaults or homicides, and 11 attempted or completed suicides."
Will this ever change? Hell, no. Americans, I am beginning to realize, are not very bright people. No, really. Yes, we have some top scientists who can put together a Mars rover, or design a new computer (although many of the latter are here on Green cards from Asia or the Middle East). But we also have a lot of people in this country, who can't figure out that if you take out a payday loan, you have to pay it back. We have a lot of people in this county who are convinced that if you play the lottery enough, you will win it. We have a lot of people in this country convinced that if you cut the taxes of the very rich, it will "trickle down" to the people in their trailer park.