Originally Posted by tesseract
I think cars come up because you look at a raw death number and people are outraged by guns but compared to other death statistics it's insignificant.
So why not mosquitos? They cause a million deaths a year, one child every 30 seconds.
Extreme anti-biotic resistance is on the rise, meaning malaria (and other infections, TB is a big one) will simply be less and less curable.
This is still comparing two very different things and it still doesn't address my earlier point -- normalize by intent to do harm to others, and maybe by the number of folks who have guns and how often they use them vs cars and how often they're used.
In any case, it's not an equivalence issue , that because don't get mad about one thing your concerns regarding something else are invalid. It's a flawed and reductive way of thinking that, carried out to its logical conclusion, is hopeless.