So often times I hear people joking about the .22's (usually .22lr) saying how weak the cartridge is, how it will barely hurt anyone etc etc. Obviously we all know it isn't the ideal self defense round. But as I casually roamed about the internet, I started noticing that a lot of people were getting killed by .22's. Here is the article I posted in the 'myth of the overzealous prosecutor' thread: http://tdn.com/news/local/article_47212870-f820-11df-aab6-001cc4c002e0.html from the above article: "Thomas McKenzie, 56, of Morton, died face-down on Brady's front lawn after being shot with a .22-caliber rifle. An autopsy showed he died of a gunshot wound to the chest." Article about a kid shooting and killing a friend with a .22 because he thought it was an air gun: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...lly-kills-best-friend-misfired-gun-prank.html Female hotel employee kills robber/possible rapist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o0CyqZ2D-g Female school counselor kills home intruder http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o0CyqZ2D-g Man accidentally shoots and kills his girlfriend while cleaning her p22 http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/...1566965/man-accused-in-girlfriends-death.html Now obviously, not every person who gets shot with a .22 dies or gets on the news. It's likely that hundreds if not thousands of people accidentally shoot themselves or someone else with a .22 and they get sent to the hospital and released and we never hear about. And of course we all know that shot placement is a key factor thing in a self defense situation. That being said, I just get the feeling that a lot of "gun people" really don't take the .22 as seriously as they should. Comments?