The statistics definitely support the fact that many gunowners are shot with their own guns.
I believe the biggest issue with this is that proper training on gun use, safety, etc are not requred. This is a prime reason why I support that aspect of a gun control law 100%
Use and safety training (with periodic re-training) should be required by ANYONE who purchases or owns a gun. We are required to pass tests to drive a car.....then we should be required to pass both a written and practical test on firearms safety and use.
You can't compare it to driving a car. We drive (practice) every day as part of how we get around, make a living, etc. Weapons training is a full time hobby on it's own if done correctly. The NRA consists mostly of people that don't want restrictions placed on their hobby. This "we defend against tyranny!" thing is just silly. When's the last time 98 percent of these people spent a weekend out on maneuvers training to fight evil, hypothetical invaders (or Obama Black Panther Police, I guess you could alternate scenarios)? Being in a militia actually requires, you know, militia training.