Posted By Levi
September 19th, 2013 7:52am
In a post not too long ago, I pointed to a study that says since 1968, more Americans have been killed by guns than in all the wars in our nation’s history, from the Revolutionary through the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars.
Car accidents and guns have been two of the leading causes of injury deaths in the United States. Now, based on a recent report by Bloomberg News, by 2015, guns will kill more people than cars.
Shooting deaths in 2015 will probably rise to almost 33,000, and those related to autos will decline to about 32,000.
But, according to this report from the Violence Policy Center this prediction isn’t just hypothetical. In a number of states gun deaths have already surpassed motor vehicle deaths in 2009.