>there would be less risk for your life
As I already said, that may not be the case and is just a presumption you comfortably believe in. Just take into the account the previously shown gun related deaths in US. Even if you take into account suicide which form half of them, they are only 10% of the actual murders. You shouldn't be trusting your instincts that is formed by the propagandist input that is given to you. When I was young I too thought guns were and dangerous and America is more dangerous place to live than India because that's what the propaganda that I was provided said. Emotions aren't reliable.
Instead we should be reliant on actual stats and data on gun related violence.
>mass shootings don't go just as planned
That's not what I said. The thing is unlike individual homicides such mass murders aren't sudden and actress upon an instinct. If the victim wants to just kill a group of specific targets, he'll plan it out and other lethal methods will surely comes to his mind and he'll surely make use of them and wouldn't just go 'why bother lol' and give up his act if he's actually motivated.
>my statement was about mass shootings
See above. Also it might be that mass shootings are more a matter of culture than anything else. There are countries with similar gun cultures around the world like say Switzerland and don't have as big a problem with them. Even in the US, mass shootings are more prone in states with higher anti-second amendment values. It might have to do more with the social isolationism that is prominent in such places where those who feel like they've noting to lose just go on a rampage to target a group that they feel have wronged them. And before you say it's poorfags who do it and Switzerland is rich, most mass shootings are usually done by upper/middle class twats. Poor people won't be able to afford the kind of firepower needed to pull a mass shooting and trying to ER with a hand pistol won't go very well especially if someone who's also armed with the same kind of pistol is nearby.