“Firearms are the only consumer product the federal government does not regulate for health and safety,” states VPC Legislative Director Kristen Rand. “Meanwhile, science-based regulations have dramatically reduced deaths from motor vehicles in recent decades. It’s well past time that we regulate firearms for health and safety just like all other consumer products.”
The VPC says nine out of ten American households have access to a car, while less than one third of American households have a gun.
Keep in mind, across the nation for 2014, there were 35,647 motor vehicle deaths, compared to 33,599 gun deaths.