Broken down, that statement doesn't mean much. Using National Institute of Justice stats, which only have numbers up to 2011, from 2001 to 2011 there were an average of 470,372 firearm incidents. That doesn't include fatalities. According to the story, of those, 1,800 involved the model in question, which represents 0.3 percent. Of that small percentage, only a smaller, unspecified number were originally, at some point, military surplus.