Report: Gun Deaths To Exceed Traffic Fatalities By 2015

Report: Gun Deaths To Exceed Traffic Fatalities By 2015
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According to data compiled by Bloomberg, the number of gun deaths is to exceed the number of traffic fatalities for the first time since the invention of the car by the year 2015.

As motor-vehicle deaths have dropped by 22% between the years of 2005 to 2010, gun fatalities are on a steady rise since a low point back in the year 2000.

By extending the 10-year average trend, shooting deaths will most likely rise to 33,000 by 2015 while traffic related fatalities will decline to about 32,000.

We have been cracking down on traffic violators as well as producing safer cars, while on the other hand, says Garen Wintemute, the director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, “we’ve made policy decisions that have had the impact of making the widest array of firearms available to the widest array of people under the widest array of conditions.”

With the Sandy Hook Massacre sparking a gun-buying frenzy, we are more than likely to see an increase in gun related violence in the United States. Unless we start tightening our gun policies, the United States is going to be headed towards a bleak future.

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

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A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and the two entrepreneurial endeavors he is currently pursuing: a mining company in Turkey and a video content platform called lilHub. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

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