Craked has a.... mixed record when it comes to gun rights. But even they seem to get the whole "Gun Death" thing. In their article on The 6 Most Brutal Murders Committed by Batman, they say this in the opening paragraph:
However, for a guy who supposedly took a vow to never use a gun or kill any of his enemies (thus justifying the continued existence of the Joker), it turns out that Batman has not just murdered several dudes over the years, but done so in gruesome ways that probably made his victims wish that he'd just shot them.Batman is a pretty good example of the whole "Gun Death" nonsense. For example:
Later, in Batman No. 15 (1943), a scientist shows Batman a simulation of what will happen if you don't buy enough war bonds and Japan invades Gotham City. At one point Batman acquires a rifle, but obviously his vow against firearms forbids him from shooting anyone with it, even enemy soldiers ... so he just throws it at the wheels of a vehicle instead and kills the Japanese occupants in a bloody crash.
Isn't it better that instead of using the rifle to kill people he... used the rifle to... kill people.
The above list includes: forced starvation, impalement, lynching, crushing with industrial machinery, and incineration. But Weerd is wont to say: Hey, but not a “Gun Death”, so it doesn’t count!