In response to (Cars, Knives Kill More People Every Year Than Firearms, The Daily News, Jan. 24), I hope you don’t believe what you write when you misuse statistics.
It doesn’t make sense to compare knife homicides to gun homicides because almost everyone has access to some knife, however, not everyone has a gun.
To make it accurate, you would have to weight the stats, or give everyone guns and knives and see what happens.
Also comparing only homicides doesn’t reveal the full story because a large portion of gun-related deaths are accidents. If you only look at homicides, clearly the number will be under reported.
You also note that gun deaths generally only involve one person, however, the last time I checked, it doesn’t matter if you kill a bunch of people all at once, or one at a time — they still died. So that pretty much is irrelevant and makes no sense.
Also considering who is getting killed by guns and suggesting that the owners dying is better than someone else dying is so ridiculous, I don’t even think it needs to be explained why that’s wrong.