42,000 Traffic Deaths In 2021 Should We Ban Cars?

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BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)- Alarming new data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows 42,915 people were killed in traffic accidents last year, so the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today suggested a crackdown on automobiles.

“Maybe we should ban cars,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, sarcastically. “After the CDC reported more than 19,000 gun-related homicides in 2020, there was a renewed push to ban certain types of firearms as the solution. No sensible person could honestly believe that placing new restrictions on cars, or guns, would result in a dramatic reduction in tragedy.”

According to the NHTSA, last year’s traffic fatalities were up 10.5 percent over 2020 when 38,824 people were killed and even more over the 2019 count of 36,096.



Gottlieb noted far more people died in car crashes than were murdered with firearms in 2020, and it is likely the pattern will continue for 2021. FBI crime data for 2021 will be released in September.

“If you apply the same rationale to cars that gun prohibitionists apply to guns,” Gottlieb suggested, “politicians would be demanding Draconian restrictions on cars and people who drive them. There would be efforts to ban ownership of any vehicle that could cruise along at more than 70 miles-per-hour. We would prohibit young adults from owning cars with automatic transmissions, and there would be efforts to ban big engines with more than six cylinders.

“I can imagine Joe Biden or some other anti-gunner demanding gas tanks hold no more than ten gallons of fuel on the argument that ‘nobody needs more than ten gallons to get back and forth to work’,” he added.

“Yes,” Gottlieb acknowledged, “it sounds absurd, but this is the same irrational approach Biden and other gun prohibitionists use to justify their efforts to ban semiautomatic rifles and pistols. Blaming cars or guns for the carelessness or criminal intent of the people using them isn’t just wrong, it is wrong-headed.

“Cars aren’t mentioned in the Bill of Rights,” he stated, “but owning firearms is a right specifically protected by the Second Amendment. People like Joe Biden should keep that in mind when proposing solutions to violent crime.”


About Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

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swmft

self driving cars, electric only all fitted with chips that control them sounds more and more like sananglis of demolition man

Finnky

One could argue that cars ARE in the bill of rights. Can you imagine a credible military in this day and age which did not use motorized vehicles? After all “arms” encompasses every “terrible implement of war,” not just tools to kill but means to get there and means to communicate and coordinate.

American Cynic

How many have died as a direct result of Fentanyl smuggling across our southern border. Why isn’t there a single Democrat clambering to put a stop to that? If there ever was an issue that should be bipartisan, that would be it.

Russn8r

“Do you expect us to give up?”

“No, Mr. Citizen, we expect you to die!”

RayJN

Nerf electric cars that won’t go over 20 MPH.

Boz

Cain kiIIed AbeI with a rock. He ‘assauIted’ him with a rock. Ban rocks now!

Wild Bill

We note, with great interest, that God banned Cain, rather than pass the Rock Control Act of 1968 B.C.

Wass

Anti-gunners already have a quick retort: “Guns, of the kind which hold such-and-such rounds of ammo or are ‘assault weapons’ or ‘can be easily concealed’, (you get the picture), ARE DESIGNED TO KILL, while motor vehicles are part of our everyday lives”. Alan, our good logic just doesn’t stack up against their narrative. But we gotta keep trying.

crazy joe

every gun since the beginning of guns have been used as an assault weapon.

Wass

Right, they do want to ban all of them, but they have to start off piecemeal.

Bubba

Love the term “used as”.
Not is. 🙂

john

Please people assault each other a gun is the same as a bat do not blame the object . Assault is a action by any means
respectively

Wild Bill

If guns didn’t kill then the rabbit wouldn’t let me skin him.

john

The gun did not put on a jacket and a pair boots to go rabbit hunting. Guns rocks arrows clubs traps a well trained falcon my cat was a hunter of rabbits No Shit

Wild Bill

My joke was referring to the ability of a firearm to go beyond mere wounding. I understand that inanimate objects, by themselves, do not commit killing.

john

I get it
What did the rabbit get his girlfriend
A 14 carrot ring

What’s the difference between a healthy bunny and a clown bunny?
One is a fit bunny and the other is a bit funny.

What do you call a very rich bunny?
A billion-hare.

What happened when a thousand hares got loose in the city?
The police had to comb the area.

Oldvet

John …Propagation

Ansel Hazen

But Guns are part of MY everyday life.

Kevs64

I use firearms to acquire game (food) for the purpose of eating. I use firearms to protect myself, my family, and if needed those who do not have the sense to protect themselves in the event of an evil person carrying out a wicked deed. Firearms are a part of my everyday life. Automobiles are of necessity needed to travel to work, for acquiring food, medical care, education, and a some other services. They are not needed for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. They were not intended to pass school busses that are stopped and strike children.… Read more »

Bubba

Ding ding ding.
Don’t let the Nazileft hear you say that. They might cancel you.

DDS

OK.

Given, solely for the sake of argument, that they are designed to kill, why do we let cops have them?

Ask a gun grabber that. But be prepared for a full blown hissy fit including the race card.

Russn8r

In many cases, we shouldn’t.

Wild Bill

Actually there is a vast array of nonlethal weapons that incapacitate individual suspects or even entire groups of people that could be used before deadly force weapons. That would take lots more funding and training for police departments.

Green Mtn. Boy

Especially the scary black ones with high capacity fuel tanks.

Terry

Yep – Walter White from Breaking Bad drove a big black Chrysler 300. I’m sure it held more than 10 gallons! I liked his car with the M60 machine gun in the trunk better.

Wild Bill

You guys are funny! I’m stealing it.

Finnky

Personally I’m more afraid of the big black n$ white suburban. I always slowand check my speed when I spot them. Speed may not kill, but it sure can drive up your insurance…

john

In a way they are banning cars V8 Engines fossil fuel , While they push electric vehicles that our infrastructure can not support. Most Americans can not even afford to replace their family car or truck. Americans die every minute in a motor vehicle accident someplace by misfortune and others by malice do to many factors. No we can not ban the automobile or guns or chain saws or any object as violence is part of the animal kingdom. Baby there are really bad folks out there predators of the two legged kind. The democrats keep turning them loose and… Read more »

willyd

This FOOL in the WHITEHOUSE is so out of touch with the US POPULATION, he himself should be put in a sike ward himself, the batteries for these clean ELECTRIC CARS are made in CHINA, NICE KICK-BACK to UNCLE JOEY and his Lying Son HUNTER, as far as buying one they are totally out of any normal person’s price range, just do some price checking, talk about STICKER SHOCK, they will cost you more than a reasonably priced house, pricing starts at $89,000 up talk about aiding the cause for KLEEN and GREEN, RENEWABLE ENERGY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wild Bill

willyd!!! How have you been? Yeah, that fool does not know that he is going to take the fall for all of them.

john

We must learn without any doubt who is Joe’s handler then bring that person or persons into the light of day. Biden / Harris are nothing more than 2 stooges installed in 2020 neither could win that election without fraud.

Wild Bill

This is what happens when paper deep knowledge replaces real world experience.

Oldvet

John…Why is it we never hear how much it costs to recharge those EV’s .
All you se in the articles about them is people swiping their cards , apparently those machines don’t take cash money either .

john

I have questioned folks at the tesla charging stations here in town to try to understand what it all cost. Tesla company is to charge your account every time you pull up and recharge your car at their recharging station, I have spoken to many folks that have owned there ride for over a year and still have not been charged yet. The nozzle reads your care somehow. That would make ownership a little bit of a lie when it comes to cost of charging, I do know this they suck on tires half the normal mileage of a regular… Read more »

Oldvet

John…Guess what those electric trains have a diesel powering the generators (probably inverters or alternators) to run those electric motors, as you said a diesel powers those electric motors .

Ope

Yep,what’s next “automobile violence”? I’m surprised the socialists haven’t renamed road rage automobile violence.Maybe Biden thinks automobile violence will be reduced with electric cars or five gallon gas tanks. Does that squinty eyed sick SOB think at all ?

Wild Bill

Yep, no more high cap gas tanks.

Oldvet

WB…A neighbor about 4 miles down the road , a well to do dentist , was charging his golf cart . Lithium ion battery , burned his barn to the ground along with his supply of hay , a tractor and big round baler .
I hear he was insured . I know it was dammed expensive to sit in his chair .