Compare car laws to guns

02/09/2013 5:42 PM

02/09/2013 5:43 PM

Consider the case of regulations on automobiles:

The number of traffic deaths nationally in 1968 was 52,725; for 2011, it was 32,397. Regulations put in place included seat belt use, federal crash safety requirements, insurance company rules and fuel economy standards.

What if guns had to be registered and insured, with unsafe shooters penalized and 30-shot clips outlawed (no more bullet-guzzling Bushmasters)? We could cut gun deaths dramatically and still sell lots of guns, but regulate their safe use a little.



Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The Modesto Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service