Six04 misrepresented the facts & got his wording wrong with this statement.
Sparky says : "What the hell are you even talking about?"
I'm talking about states like Alaska, Luisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, Nevada and Wyoming leading the nation in gun deaths.
At least compare apples to apples.
Yes WY has a high gun death rate of 18.8 per capita. We only have just ofer 525000 population.
You also need to take out the hunting accidents which is the lion's share of accidental deathers. We have a large industry of out of state hunters that come up here for trophy hunts 604.
Most of those people don't know gun safety, they also go way into the back country where roads are a luxury.