Gun Deaths Have Now Surpassed Auto Deaths In 16 States (VIDEO)

During every single gun debate, there is someone who argues that cars are more deadly than guns and in a very simple way, they are. However, if you take into account the fact that more people have cars than have guns and that cars are operational for far more hours than guns are, guns are far more deadly.

In 16 states, though, gun deaths have outpaced automobile deaths, despite the fact that there are only half as many households with guns. Perhaps not ironically, one of those states is Tennessee, the home to the upcoming NRA convention.

The analysis was done by the Violence Policy Center (VPC), an educational organization working to stop gun death and injury.

They compared the number of lives lost to guns to the number of people killed in car accidents, using data from 2013 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The data shows there were more gun deaths (1,030) than motor vehicle deaths (1,027) in Tennessee and 16 other states: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming, along with the District of Columbia.

The VPC’s analysis also revealed that 94 percent of households have a car in Tennessee, while only 46 percent of households have a gun.

Source: WRCBTV.com

All of these states have at least some sort of open carry law and most have open carry with no license required.

The U.S. has the the highest gun rate in the world and also one of the highest rates of gun deaths (most countries that surpass us are war-torn). Just having a gun in the house is dangerous. Not only are they tied to accidental deaths, they are often a tool for impulsive suicide. Suicide rates go up in homes that have guns.

Here’s the video:

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