Like the police? Ok, no problem.
But if you want to compare the statistics of those innocents that "were saved" by a gun packing bystander coming to their aide, to the number of innocents who get murdered every day by a disgruntled employee, a jealous spouse/lover, or a pissed-off teen, etc. - all who obtained the guns legally, I might add - you will lose that battle of numbers, and you will loose by a wide margin. Fact.
The life that is lost because a gun is not present is just as valuable as the life that is lost because a gun was present.
Absolutely. But in a society where compromises have to be made, I'm more than happy to error on the side that is supported by real world data (see above...and anytime you want to compare substantiated data, let me know?)....and the data clearly shows far more innocents are killed by guns, than there are innocents who are saved because a gun was present.