Rural states, meanwhile, have the highest rates of gun deaths and bear the largest costs as a share of their economies. Nationally, the cost of gun violence in the U.S. runs $229 billion a year, or 1.4 percent of the gross domestic product, the report said.
Isn’t it fascinating how far vehicle safety has improved over the last 50 years or so? And all without any sort of regulation! Oh, wait…
It also helps that auto manufacturers don’t view their products’ potential lethality as a selling point.
Anybody want to bet that Trump will use this as justification to declare mandatory reductions in auto safety?
Hey, “guns don’t kill people”, right?
Auto Dealer: This car uses the latest collision avoidance and safety technology to ensure it’s the least-lethal vehicle on the market!
Auto Customer: Great, I’ll take it!
Gun Dealer: This new gun uses fingerprint lock technology and wax bullets to ensure it’s the least-lethal firearm on the market!
Gun Customer: Fuck you.