Did you see what you missed there? Gun violence is 'down'. However, so is gun ownership, so your point is moot. And of course that we're still wildly ahead of other civilized countries in deaths per capita by guns. Maybe people would use other weapons, heck even likely, but a knife can't kill as many people as quickly or as surely as a gun. And a 5 year old is going to be hard pressed to kill an adult with a knife.
I would not consider the killing of a home invader by the home owner to be "gun violence" but Brady Campaign does.
No they don't. Source?
Even if "gun violence" is high I am not so sure that is a bad thing.
Just wow. violence is a 'good' thing?
If someone breaks into the home of another they should expect some "gun violence" from the home owner in return. That would be something praiseworthy.
Pipe dreams are nice things. That's not what's happening today so it's irrelevant.
As someone smarter than me has said, "There are four types of homicide, felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy."
Seems like just everybody qualifies then....