Originally Posted by Bacchus
You can narrow it down. The odds are much greater your gun in the house in much more likely to kill your spouse or your child than any intruder. It is not even close. I have two rifles and a pistol myself but none of them are for "Home Protection" They are locked away and unloaded.
That's not narrowed down more -- those numbers include intentional acts of violence between spouses.
And they are also skewed by only counting the killing of an invader. They do not include successful brandishment in all situations that a gun owner might encounter.
It's just a fact -- there are a tiny, tiny number of accidental killings with guns every year. And the vast majority of those involve complete stupidity in the handling or storage of the gun.
So that statement is misleading in that it's designed to make a person feel like they are opening a can of worms they don't control, and inviting a likely fate accidental killing.