The Violence Policy Center recently published a study that showed that while vehicle deaths are going down, gun deaths are increasing in this country. In fact in 14 states gun deaths exceed vehicle deaths!
Those 14 states are:
Note that cars are designed for transportation and are subject to many safety standards and regulations. Cars must have seat belts, head rests, shatter resistant glass etc. Also highways have been redesigned to be safer such as having improved lighting, guardrails etc.
Meanwhile guns are designed for only one thing - to kill someone or something. Furthermore, firearms remain the last consumer product manufactured in the United States not subject to federal health and safety regulation.
Americans spend more time in their cars than spend with their guns yet gun deaths are increasing which only shows how dangerous guns are.
More than 90% of Americans own a car but only about a third own a gun. Yet guns deaths continue to climb!
Something needs to be done to reverse the number of gun deaths.