Friday, May 25, 2012

More on Cars vs. Guns

The Clarion published an article about the cars vs. guns situation in Indiana. It contained the following point,

“The bottom line is that one-third of American households have guns, while 90 percent have vehicles,” said VPC Legislative Director Kristen Rand during a brief Wednesday telephone interview. 

“That firearms deaths have exceeded car fatalities in 10 states, and are on a trajectory in the very near future to intersect on a national level, is a tragedy.”
Now that's a slam dunk. The frequency of use and the proliferation of cars compared to guns means guns are 10 times or 100 times more dangerous than cars.

But don't expect any gun-rights folks to admit it.  They've been using the car comparison for so long, it would be too embarrassing to turn around now.  They've got too much invested in the argument.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. Suicides aren't accidental gun deaths. So what fantastic new law does Mikey have to infringe on my rights that will reduce suicides? Perhaps a palm reader as part of the background check when buying a gun? A taro card reader or physic reading before a concealed permit is issued? Some way to see into the future so we know when someone is going to commit a crime with a firearm. Save us the trouble and admit that you want to ban gun ownership. Truth is I think you are just pissed because you gave up your rights so now you are trying to take ours. Why don't you spend your effort getting you own rights back and leave ours alone.

  2. Of course if you compare gun accidents to automobile accidents, you would have a more realistic comparison but lets not let facts get in the way of a good spin job.

  3. I thought car vs. gun comparisons were invalid. Oh, unless they support your biased agenda.

  4. You must think that the VPC has a point here, but it escapes me. You want us to realize that a gun is a weapon? We're way ahead of you. Beyond that, is there a point to all of this?

  5. Since I just had to renew my vehicle registration, I can tell you that such a thing has nothing to do with safety. It's a way to provide jobs for people who otherwise would be unemployable. And it raises revenue for the government. Licensing to drive is largely the same thing, since the only time we have to take a test is for the first issuance. Every time after that, it's just pay your fee here, after sitting in a long line.

    This raises the question, Mikeb: Why are you in love with bureaucracy?