In 2013 the DoJ released this report of firearms and violence. I don’t recall how much press it received at the time of release. I don’t recall much. I suppose with the push for more gun control the press decided it wasn’t that important. Was it? Granted it’s a government report and I question anything from the big G.
But it is interesting. Take a look and make up your own mind. Remember these numbers when the DoJ makes gun related statements.
The two biggest threats to the US are an oversized government and a press that is more interested in sensationalism and profits than facts. The real news is tough to find regardless of your politics.