12,632 die of homicide by the use of a gun.
And if we banned guns more people would die of homicide by use of weapons other than a gun.
100,000 are shot in the USA every year in murders, assaults, suiicides, and police action.
A figure acquired by adding up too many completely unrelated statistics. I will be addressing them individually.
683 children kill themselves every year by guns.
By "child" do you mean "under 18"? because without a gun those 17 year olds would suicide in another method.
A select few of those are actual children who die in an accident due to parents leaving a gun unsupervised. This is as criminally negligent than parents leaving their child in the car alone (where s/he dies), leaving the child with unsupervised access to cleaning detergents or medicine (which s/he consumes and dies), and so on and so forth. Much more children are saved by their parents using a gun to defend them from an attack by a wild animal or worse, a human monster.
3,067 children and teenagers are killed every year.
And more would die without the self defense capability of guns. When armed men break into a house looking for victims, guns for all equalize the chances. Without it, the attackers have the advantage.
Also, note how it is "killed" and not "killed with a gun"... Did you make a typo or are you including all cases where a child or teen is killed regardless of the weapon or if one even existed? (unarmed slaying, car accidents, and animal attacks are all things that result in a child being killed without a weapon or a gun being involved.)
17,352 people kill themselves every year with a weapon.
Knives are a weapon too. This is a falsely inflated statistic as it includes all weapon suicides, not just gun suicides. And banning guns will not in any way shape or form decrease suicide quantity, only change their method.
351 are shot in police intervention.
Saving countless others, the police is here to protect you. When an armed criminal is spraying bullets and is shot by the police, it saves lives.
With such statistics it is time for some serious thought.
Serious thought is always called for, too bad you haven't done it.
I heard President Obama and hence I am not placing my argument in any context that may suggest a partisan position.
And if someone believes that I have a bridge to sell them.
Finally. You make a (well, more than one) critically wrong assumption. You assume that making guns illegal will prevent criminals from getting guns. They are criminals, they break the law, they will have guns regardless. In countries where guns have been illegal for a long time, only the mafia have guns. Law abiding citizens are left facing guns unarmed and unprotected.
You also seem to utterly fail to understand that guns do not in any way cause violence. Guns have no "mind control beams" or "mind alteration drugs" in them that cause you to become violent. Criminals use guns, and honest citizens use guns, the old use guns, and the young use guns, the healthy and the infirm. Guns act as a great equalizer... If a 20 year old man who is very healthy and athletic attacks a woman half his weight who lacks any form of martial arts training, a gun will let her defend herself. If said man would attack a 90 year old woman living alone with the intent to murder her and loot her home, a gun will let her defend herself.
Guns are actually the true source of all freedom and equality in our society. Modern weapons are absolutely necessary to overcome large numbers of soldiers and training since youth. Longbowmen were taken from their families at age 5 and trained their entire life to shoot an arrow. Knights were trained since they could walk in the art of the sword. Martial arts take a lifetime to master... And all of the above are hugely affected by your gender and athletic conditions... In a conflict with lower tech weapons, only those who have dedicated their entire lives to mastering the slaughter of other humans stood a (reasonable) chance of victory in an altercation. With a gun, minimal training is required and any person regardless of health, age, gender and build can use it for self defense. Both self defense against a criminal, and self defense against totalitarian government.