I ran into her room frantically, hoping I wasn't too late. I opened the door to see Alanna holding a gun in one hand, and her old, ratty teddybear in the other. "Where were you, Caleb?" - Caleb, Jumping Through Hoops.
States with the highest levels of gun ownership have 114 percent higher firearm homicide rates and 60 percent higher homicide rates than states with the lowest gun ownership (Miller, Hemenway, and Azrael, 2007, pp. 659, 660). - See more at: http://www.bradycampaign.org/
I keep guns in my home because i am 43 times more likely to kill a family member, friend or acquintance and 22 times more likely to kill myself than to kill an intruder. Guns make me safe. (Statistics from New England Journal of Medicine)