There are about 215 million guns of all types owned by Americans. With our population of 300 million, this amounts to two guns for every three people. And with total murders in the US by gun annually, at just under eleven thousand, it is a fact that about one in every 21,000 guns is used to commit murder. And that is about as far statistically as the Brady Bunch & Co. are ever willing to go.
But wait – there’s more! According to wikipedia, there are 243,023,485 registered passenger vehicles in this country. Now, we don’t seem to have any statistics as to how many of those vehicles belong to multiple-vehicle owners, but then again, we don’t know how many of the guns belong to multiple-gun owners, either.
According to unitedjustice.com, there are about 42,000 automobile deaths in this country every year. This amounts to one automobile death for each 5,770 motor vehicles on the road. That is a rate FOUR TIMES AS HIGH AS GUN-RELATED MURDERS!
No one has a constitutional (or other!) right to drive an automobile. Everyone has a constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Automobiles are registered, inspected, controlled by speed and other limits, and darn near CONTROLLED to death! Automobile DRIVERS are trained, taught, examined, given road tests to determine their competency, and can lose their license for traffic infractions. And yet, the death rate for passenger vehicles is FOUR TIMES as high as the murder rate for weapons!
So, given the obvious abject failure of such over-regulation to control automobiles, why is the anti-gun crowd so anxious to control firearms out of existence? IMHO, the Brady Bunch, and the rest of the gun-haters seeking to disarm America would find their time far better spent trying to prevent automobile accidents, than trying to circumvent my Second-Amendment rights.