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CDC: Gun, Auto Accident Death Rates Are Same in US

Guns and motor vehicles are killing people at the same rate for the first time in decades in the United States. In data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the death rate for guns and vehicles in 2014 both stood at 10.3 deaths per 100,000 people.   However, in 21 states and the District of Columbia, guns kill more people than vehicles.   In 2005, guns killed more people than autos in just two states -- Alaska and Maryland, plus the District...

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