Originally Posted by SteyrAUG
It all boils down to proper and improper use. Gun deaths aren't just murders. It's also suicides and accidental shots just like purposely running over people, drunk driving, and flat out bad driving all contribute to car related fatalities.
According to this site a person dies every 15 minutes from an alcohol related collision. That is 4 an hour, 96 a day, or 35,040 a year. That's like 3 times your gun statistic. That's just alcohol and nothing else. If this information is accurate then why are so many people bitching about guns and demanding bans on guns?
the statistic earlier did corroborate the 11 000 some deaths by homicide as previously stated. now, sweep away everything accidental and unintentional from both scenarios. Meaning get rid of the alcoholics that drive home because they've "got it under control". Think those who want to use their vehicle as a means of doing damage. I'm sure that 35 040 would dwindle down considerably. That number would then have to par up to the 11 000 total as opposed to the 20 000+ that would make up the total with other gun related deaths.
Plus the fact that one 'evil' (I put quotes to avoid further debate over firearm evilness, so just put it out of your mind) outweighs another doesn't make the first good by comparison. Drunk driving is taken very seriously, as is motor vehicle safety, and a lot of money is spent on making it stop.