"With all the discussion about gun control, I have not heard anybody on any side of this issue mention how many lives are saved by guns every year -- which are far more than are lost in even the mass shootings that get so much media attention. But most of the media never mention the lives saved by guns."
I agree with the sentiment (and most definitely NOT defending the media) but it's impossible to provide numbers, or even prove that it happened. If you used a gun to defend yourself, how can you prove that you were going to die if you didn't? Not all break-ins result in the homeowner dying if he/she doesn't have a gun. How do you say "THIS one would have resulted in a death" if there was no death?