I get tired of hearing, “Guns don’t kill people - people kill people.” Check some facts: People with more guns tend to kill more people - with guns. The states with the highest gun ownership rates have a gun murder rate 114 % higher than those with the lowest gun ownership rates. Also, gun death rates tend to be higher in states with higher rates of gun ownership. Gun death rates are generally lower in states with restrictions. (source: theatlantic.com/the geography of gun deaths).