Why do gun advocates compare gun deaths to car deaths?

My answer to Why do gun advocates compare gun deaths to car deaths?

Answer by Desmond Last:

Some gun advocates compare gun deaths to car death because they say that cars kill more people. If guns are banned so too must be cars.

The argument doesn't work because cars are normally involved in accident's whereas gun deaths are usually premeditated or as a consequence of crime.

I support the right of a person to defend themselves. But I would rather that we lived in a crime-free world that did not need guns. I put together a complete set of new gun-laws for the States after my four visits there.

Obama never even bothered to reply. Nor for that matter has Hillary Clinton.

They included a mandatory full-time professional gun course by a local registered gun club before you applied for your licence, a maximum round ownership and no weapons capable of other than a single mechanical discharge.

The best person to judge if a person has the composure to own a gun is a gun professional.

The course would include a minimum accuracy score and a renewal test every 12 months.

Guns and rounds could only be sold through licensed retailers with an affiliation to a gun club and with no internet sales. You could only own your gun for your state.

A global weapons database would be compiled by every country. There is no local scrapyard for guns and everyday more and more are made.

I do not agree with taking guns out on the street other than in secure storage to a gun-club.

America is not alone in needing to allow a person to defend himself and at the same time needing to stop illegal and dangerous gun use.

The EU allows border crossing without checking vehicles or persons for guns.

If the Police spent as much time on real crime as they do on Traffic Enforcement perhaps they might find more illegal guns.

Desmond Last

Why do gun advocates compare gun deaths to car deaths?

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