Someone stopped by searching for “deaths per year because of guns.”
Since a gun has no more will or volition than any other tool, a “death because of a gun” would have to be set up by something exterior to the gun. Even a dropped gun firing and harming someone was set up by someone who A-carried a loaded gun in an insecure holster or pocket, and B, did in fact set the gun up to drop.
Firearms accidents are almost always a result of disregard for the rules of gun safety. Gun use in confrontations is a result of outside factors, not of the gun.
With actual fatal gu accident levels down 84 percent since 1982, guns are actually some of the safest artifacts to have in your home. And a few simple measures, keeping guns out of sight of visitors, and the reach of children, will make them far safer.