Tuesday, May 29, 2012

More on the Guns vs. Cars - Arizona's Perspective

The Arizona Daily Star published an article on the "guns vs. cars" report. 

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.
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.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. You know what would really save lives? If the speed limit was 15 mph. If saving lives is really the goal how could you possibly disagree.
    orlin sellers

    1. Oh geez, you've went and made another cars vs. guns comparison. Haven't we explained a thousand times that those comparisons aren't valid when you are the ones making them?

  2. That's a funny one, Orlin. Absurd and stupid, but funny.

  3. Speed limits are about raising money for the county, not about safety. Otherwise, Orlin Sellers is correct.

    No deals. That's my position. No deals.