“That’s just the number killed in self defense or by police. If you add in the number who have felony records, the number goes up considerably. Most people killed by “gun violence” are thugs killed by other thugs.”
In the general scheme of RAT lies and distortion of data 8% seems pretty mild. If you want the number to make an impact incorporate suicides, thug on thug, etc and you can show that number is probably 8 out of 12.
You make a good point in one sense...as a portion of a number...which is a valid consideration.
That said, there are other aspects on which to criticize the situation:
That they are so uncritical and unthinking that they include a sizable number who clearly don’t belong, and are willing to use even people who needed to be made dead to support disarming the rest of us. This is pretty egregious, and an obvious example even in the more ‘normal’ situations...without even getting to the outrage with Timerlan.
That they would wish us helpless against even these villains in even these situations where the firearms were needed and ostensibly used properly...even in those situations.