Letter: Automobiles kill people

In the news media for a while now, we have been hearing about gun control — nothing about auto or 18-wheeler control.

Last year (2011) in the United States (statistics from the Internet) approximately 10,000 people were killed by guns (murder, suicide etc.) Last year (2011) approximately 32,500 people were killed by autos.

As you can see, there were three people killed by auto for every one killed by a gun. I would venture to say that the people who want gun control are the same people who will scream the loudest if there is a law passed to ban autos.

One death by a gun is one too many. One death by an auto is one too many.

Edwin LaFleur

retired Exxon senior operator

Crowley