Individual actions vs. statistical likelyhood

The number of non-handgun related firearms homicides is about 3,000 per year: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ushomicidesbyweapon.svg

The number of long gun homicides per year is around 600. http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/united-states

You know that both of these numbers are greater than 40, right?