In response to WhichOnesPink2's comment:
Annual number of deaths in US and causes
Smoking tobacco - 435,000
Being overweight/obesity - 111,909
Alcohol - 85,000
Infectious disease - 75,000
Toxic agents - 55,000
Preventable medical errors in hospitals - 44,000 to 98,000 (estimates vary, significant numbers of preventable deaths also result from errors outside of hospitals)
Traffic collisions - 43,000
Firearms deaths - 29,000 (suicide: 16,586; homicide: 10,801; accidents: 776; legal intervention: 270; unknown: 230
Sexually transmitted infections - 20,000
Drug abuse - 17,000
While I agree the avg citizen doesn't need assault weapons, why aren't we as outraged about the number of preventable deaths caused by smoking and alcohol? Why no call for more tobacco and alcohol control? Why no call for limiting the number of beer one can buy? Why no call for banning kegs?
Again, I'm all for banning assault weapons and limiting magazine capacity to ten rounds, but given that tobbaco and alcohol takes 15 times and almost 3 times, respectively, as many lives as guns do then why aren't we more outraged at that? Shouldn't we be?
I'll assume the sexually transmitted disease deaths are predominantly aids. So, more people die from aids than from gun/homicide. Therefore, we should ban, what???
Let's see how liberals deal with that inconsistency.