We were talking at deer camp over the weekend on this subject of banning the guns cause of all the deaths some say they are the cause of. I made the comment that drunk drivers account for far more deaths in the US each year than does guns. The reason I said this is because I have lost several family members & friends to drunk drivers over the years, but have yet lost the first love one due to gun violance. Some said I was worng, so today, when I got back in the world with info at hand I just looked it up. Guess what, I was right: By the info I found, guns death's in the US from 2006 thru 2010 were 47,856. That breaks down to an average of 9,572 per year, and the source of referance said that number has been on the decline over the past years. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/08/guns-in-america-a-statistical-look/ Now on the drunk drivers, the source said just in the "ONE" year of 2010, 32,885 people died in car crashes and of these, 10,228 were killed due to drunk, impared drivers behind the wheel of a car. That is 15% more death's each year from drunks in cars than by people shooting other people. That a crazy figure considering there is 10 times the number of firearms in the US today than there is auto's. http://www.centurycouncil.org/drunk-driving/drunk-driving-fatalities-national-statistics Now, holding both items in the same standard, a gun no more kills someone than a car does. Neither, on it's own is deadly, but in the wrong hands they both are deadly, and as the numbers show, cars in the worng hands kill far more people than do guns.