Guns and cars now kill the same number of Americans

With self-driving cars coming very shortly, this means that gun deaths (homicides, suicides, accidents) are likely to become a larger source of death.

For the first time in more than  60 years, firearms and automobiles are killing Americans at an identical rate, according to new mortality data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2014, the age-adjusted death rate for both firearms (including homicides, suicides and accidental deaths) and motor vehicle events (car crashes, collisions between cars and pedestrians, etc) stood at 10.3 deaths per 100,000 people. [link]

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