Gun numbers that will surprise you: Turns out that homicides by gunfire are less than one half of one percent.

Conclusion:   Only four tenths of one percent of America's annual death total,  is the result of preventable, homicide/gun fire  . . . . .  hardly a national  emergency. 

In 2013,  the latest year for which we have a comprehensive review,  there were a total of 33,636 deaths due to "injury by firearms."  Here is the breakdown,  and these numbers will not support the arguments coming from the anti-gun lobby.

Of the 33, 636 deaths,  21,175 were the result of suicide  . . ..   not "mass murder."  

And additional 11,208 were  homicides  (approximately half of this number is the result of gangland killings).

505 deaths due to accidental or negligent discharge of a firearm, 

281 deaths due to firearms use with "undetermined intent" (including "mass murder"- such as family gatherings, weddings, school shootings). 

Of the 2,596,993 total deaths in the US in 2013, only 1.3% were related to firearms.