Guns Getting More Lethal Than Cars
We’re approaching a deadly tipping point: Guns will likely kill more young Americans this year than car crashes. Using CDC data, the Center for American Progress estimates that 6,040 people aged 15 to 24 will die from gunshot wounds in 2015, while 5,864 will die in automobile accidents. New laws and car safety features have sharply cut the number of fatal crashes, but the same vigilance is lacking for gun safety, advocates say. One possible solution? Password-protected weapons could safeguard against accidental shootings and gun theft.