I am trying to use facts so this is probably going to hurt the liberals and democrats out there. I tried finding charts for 2011 data but I couldn’t so I used to data for 2009 since I could find that. I did however find that gun violence rates have dropped over the past 6 years, while vehicle homicide rates have increased.
There were 9203 homicides by gun in 2009 (http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s0310.pdf) against 9.5 million guns sold. This shows that the homicide rate for guns was .09% against the total of new guns sold in 2009.
there were 359,000 deaths by motor vehicle in 2009 (http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s1103.pdf) against 10.4 million cars sold. See the data here. (http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/car-sales-around-the-world-in-2009-mostly-down/) This shows that the homicide rate for cars 34.5% against the total number of new car sales. (I think it’s funny I can find an actual graph for the sale of guns easier than I can find one for the sales of cars, I wonder why that is.)
So we are looking at vehicle homicide rates that are 34.41% higher than gun homicide rates. What is so confusing about this. People are more likely to be killed by a car than they are by a gun. So why do we not scream for a ban on cars? Simple because cars have become so ingrained in our daily lives that it would inconvenience the majority of the country. Which is kind of shocking since it was the gun that helped defend us against the tyrant in England and gave us our independence and built our country. We have become a country of whiny freeloaders who will not do anything without the government’s permission, which gives the government total control and makes us slaves to the Socialist/Communist that lied his way into the white house.
People listen guns are not the problem, the human is. It’s the human that kills not the gun, yes the gun shoots bullets, but with out the human finger to pull the trigger the gun will do nothing. And anyone who thinks an inanimate object can commit murder you are either delusional or stupid.