There are an estimated 85+ million gun owners in the U.S. with an estimated 270+ million guns.
While it isn't any consolation to the family/friends of murder victims a fraction of 1% of the 270+ million firearms are used in committing murder every year...In 2011 8,583 murders were committed by firearms out of 12,664 murders. Guns might be the weapon of choice but they are not the cause.
Trying to punish or blame 85+ million gun owners for the acts of deranged people who murder isn't going to get anyone anywhere.
Total Murders by year;
Total Murders by firearms
Number of NICS checks per year
I hate to confuse liberals with facts.
I'd be willing to Bet any liberal 1000.00 dollars that the inverse of these facts is real.
Less guns = more crime.