For me the best example is the seat-belt law. People didn't like it, but it saves lives. In the same way, proper gun control laws would save lives.The report said traffic deaths fell 43 percent between 1966 and 2000 because of "the combined efforts of government and advocacy organizations." It argued that gun deaths would also fall if firearms were subject to federal health and safety regulations like other consumer goods are.Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, cited speed limits, licensing of drivers and laws against drinking and driving as examples of government regulations that make it safer to use a motor vehicle.While traffic deaths have fallen nationwide, gun deaths have been largely unchanged. If the trend continues, the report said, firearm fatalities could exceed motor vehicle deaths nationally unless there is further federal regulation.
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