Local news reports
Motor vehicle deaths long have been the leading nonmedical cause of death across the country.
Not in Missouri in 2013.
proved more deadly, and by a wide margin — 880 to 781 — according to
the most recent federal data available. And Missouri appears to be a
harbinger of things to come.
Some experts predict that for the
first time in decades, firearms will kill more people nationwide this
year than motor vehicles.