Sunday, January 17, 2016

Gun Deaths Are Now Outpacing Traffic Deaths In 21 States, And Counting

Huffington Post

More people died from guns than from motor vehicle accidents in 21 states in 2014, according to a report released this week.


  1. The anti-gun foundations funding this organization might get a clearer and more precise finding if they weren't so cheap and did a county by county comparison. For example, Cook County, IL compared with DuPage County. For an even more detailed analysis these researchers could break it down even further by going ward to ward.

    Credit was given to regulations on cars for the improved safety. Why not the same types of regulations for peoples safety in regards to guns. Instead of seat belts and airbags, let's outfit people with bullet-proof vests and military quality helmets in high crime areas.

    Then, let them take information from another study and see what they can come up with considering these facts: In the years 2011-2013, 77 percent of white gun deaths were suicides, only 19 percent homicides. For black gun deaths the reverse was the case: only 14 percent suicides, 82 percent homicides.
    That should keep these studiers busy for awhile.

    orlin sellers

  2. As soon as you remove suicides from gun deaths (people don't usually use their cars to commit suicide) and legal homicide (police shoots and legal self defense) from the equation then car deaths FAR out pace gun deaths. Almost ALL car deaths are accidental. If you compare honestly apple to apple, car deaths win hands down.

    1. I guess that's one reason to not do anything about preventable, non-suicide gun shot deaths.

    2. Preventable anon?