♦ Number of privately owned guns in America: estimated 238-276 millionDeath and injury data from CDC.
♦ Number of firearm deaths, all causes, in 2006: 30,896
♦ Number of deaths per firearm (averaging firearm estimate to 257 million): 0.0001202
♦ Number of nonfatal firearm injuries, all causes, in 2006: 71,417
♦ Number of nonfatal firearm injuries per firearm: 0.0002779
♦ Number of all motor vehicles in America: estimated 250,851,833
♦ Number of motor vehicle deaths, all causes, in 2006: 45,509
♦ Number of deaths per motor vehicle: 0.0001814
♦ Number of nonfatal motor vehicle injuries, all causes, in 2006: 4,279,070
♦ Number of nonfatal motor vehicle injuries per vehicle: 0.0170582
This gives us 1.5 car deaths for every gun death and 59.9 car injuries for every gun injury.
Surely anyone can see we need some common sense car control in this country. Maybe full background checks with mental health inquiries before issuing a driver's license. And nobody needs a car that goes faster than 30 miles per hour.
Think of the chilllldrennnn!