Some food for thought.

I don’t mean this to necessarily have a point of view, I just thought the numbers were interesting.

  • 200 million privately owned guns in the US (FBI estimate, and the fact that they have to estimate is kind of an issue)
  • over the last 10 years, there were roughly 9,500 gun homicides and 16,000 gun suicides per year
  • 250 million passenger vehicles in the US (Dept, of Transportation estimate)
  • over the last 10 years, there were roughly 35,000 automobile-related deaths per year