Some believe that guns keep us safe, by granting us the ability to fight back. In reality, guns are doing anything but. In 2010, 8,775 of 12,996 murders in the U.S. were caused by firearms. Realizing that a trained officer has a hit ratio of 51 percent, do you really think a random person with a gun is able to shoot more accurately? During the recent Empire State Building shooting, nine people were injured by officers! Now, imagine if at that shooting, passersby had taken out their guns and started shooting at the suspect. The number of casualties would have been much more. Instead of helping the situation, guns would only have made it worse.