Re: Whatever. Show me the fucking "terrorists" already.
Source Mr Jones?
No, serious question.
The CDC figures show that 50-60% of firearm-related deaths in the US are suicides. So tagging them as gun deaths is a bit disingenuous because as the UK knows, people are more than capable of jumping off bridges or tying a noose without needing access to firearms.
About 10% are unintentional shootings which leaves ~30-40% as homicides. However, they rarely split out how many are from legally held firearms and how many are from unlicensed, illegal firearms.
So I'd be fascinated if you have a source for homicides using legal vs. illegal firearms which you've used as the basis for your statement there, because I've never managed to find one.
If you're wondering why legal vs. illegal is significant then it's because legislation can help reduce deaths from legally held firearms - mental health checks and suchlike prior to purchase.
However, legislation can't rein in illegal guns (they're already illegal. Making them more illegal is pointless, good for nothing but political grandstanding. You've already passed a law, and it's being ignored). Case in point, after the 1997 UK ban on handguns, firearm crime continued on it's upward trend, more than doubling by 2004. The ban had no impact whatsoever on criminal gangs and fraternities who held their guns illegally anyway, even when it was possible to get such things legally with the right license.
In the UK's case, firearm crime didn't tail off till about 2003/05 when Operation Trafalgar/Trident started hitting home and disrupting some of the criminal groups who were smuggling and trading these firearms illicitly. The only way to address illegal firearms is with enforcement. More laws don't generally help.
As a result, you can't adequately address firearm homicides without knowing whether you're dealing with primarily legal or illegal firearms, and whether the bulk of your effort should be focused on legislation or enforcement.
I suspect these numbers are deliberately not collected because if in fact (as in the UK), less than 1% of homicides are committed with legal firearms, then you don't want that fact getting in the way of your popular (cheap) new anti-gun law, which promises to clamp down on gun crime. You don't want any annoying journalists pointing out that actually you should be pouring money into the Police to get the black market guns off the streets - which isn't cheap, and doesn't get next-day headlines, because such projects take time to adequately infiltrate the criminal fraternities and disassemble them, which isn't conducive to on-demand political good news.