I'm jumping in late so maybe this has already been pointed out about the Kellerman study. Fully 86% of gun owners who died by gunshot were suicides (nationwide it's 60% and people in Japan accomplish the same with pills, etc.) But, another salient point, this from John Lott, is that of the 444 NON-suicide gun owner gun deaths, only 8 were killed by guns owned by the gun owner. The other 436 were killed by guns owned by the assailants. And, some of those gun owners killed didn't have access to their gun because they were out and about and their gun was home. But, the dead gun owner DID own a gun and Kellerman counted those even though the gun was home in the closet.