They are. You don't get freedom without sacrifice. There is no having your cake and eating it too. I'd take those numbers any day over the numbers committed through democide, genocide and invasion.
Like I said - given the evidence of the impending R.J. Rummel democide, genocide via the South vs. North Round II, invasion by Canada, and the coming storm that is the zombie apocalypse -- yes, absolutely.
It's disrespectful to the people who have fought and died for your freedoms, some using the very weapons you want to take away, to make light of their trials. It's disrespectful to want to play make believe with my rights, I don't take human rights lightly. But in the end I suppose you're probably just locked in your little echo chamber somewhere and love to tell yourself how right you are.
The people cited in the following study were raised to believe their governments would protect them from bad people. They had no constitutional rights to bear arms and their own communities felt that they shouldn't either. They never thought of their right to defend themselves because they never knew they had it. Many lived horrifying lives and were tortured and raped before being killed.
"This is a report of the statistical results from a project on comparative genocide and mass-murder in this century. Most probably near 170,000,000 people have been murdered in cold-blood by governments, well over three-quarters by absolutist regimes. The most such killing was done by the Soviet Union (near 62,000,000 people), the communist government of China is second (near 35,000,000), followed by Nazi Germany (almost 21,000,000), and Nationalist China (some 10,000,000). Lesser megamurderers include WWII Japan, Khmer Rouge Cambodia, WWI Turkey, communist Vietnam, post-WWII Poland, Pakistan, and communist Yugoslavia. The most intense democide was carried out by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, where they killed over 30 percent of their subjects in less than four years. The best predictor of this killing is regime power. The more arbitrary power a regime has, the less democratic it is, the more likely it will kill its subjects or foreigners. The conclusion is that power kills, absolute power kills absolutely."https://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/POWER.ART.HTM