Less then 1000 people of all ages die each year due to accidents with firearms. There are approximately 200,000,000 firearms in private hands. Ignoring Police and military firearms. We will round up to 1000 deaths and we will use the 200 Million Firearms number. The percentage of accidental firearms deaths to Firearms in use is .0005 Percent. Or with out the percent .000005. That is I believe 5 deaths per 100000. We have people on this board and in this Country that would ban private firearms or restrict their possession or storage in a home for this INSIGNIFICANT number of accidents. They use tricks to try and make their point. For one they claim all 1000 deaths are children, they include 18 and 19 year olds as children. They add suicide rates in the number, a bald face misrepresentation, as suicide does not depend on a firearm to commit. The other trick is to claim one child every 9 hours dies due to accidental gun use. While it is true that to the family of a dead loved one the death is not insignificant, that does not change the fact that statistically speaking this rate is meaningless. Who believes that 5 deaths per 100000 people is a rate worth denying our Second Amendment rights? Or restricting gun owners in how they store and maintain their weapons? Actually a National program of teaching our youth how to handle and use firearms, as was done up until the 60's would probably bring this number even lower. I would say that statistically speaking our firearms owners are a pretty responsible bunch.