arma virumque cano (et alia)
Have you ever been to Illinois? The southern part of the state is a floodplain and farmland. The state as a whole is flat. In addition, any residents who want to own a gun have to go through the process of getting a Firearms Owner's Identification card to buy a firearm or ammunition. In other words, they're licensed and subject to law enforcement approval.But do this: Give us a comparison of firearms-related injuries and deaths in southern Illinois and in just the city of Chicago. I'll take hillbilly country any day over the Miasmic City.
That's one accidental death in hillbilly country, compared to what 200+ homicides in your favored part of the state?