TTAG reader JG clocked the recent vehicular homicide in Stillwater, OK and Las Vegas, NV and started the a petition to “Require background checks on vehicle sales and ban the purchase of high capacity assault vehicles” at petitions.whitehouse.gov. So far, it has 27 signatures . . .
Over 30,000 people per year on average are killed by motor vehicles, add to that 240,000 people hospitalized by vehicle accident injuries each year and 3,000,000 people treated and released each year from auto accidents. This information comes DIRECTLY from the CDC and is irrefutable evidence that cars hurt and kill more people in the United States of America than firearms by far. Add to that the recent happenings in Stillwater, OK and Las Vegas, NV and we are beginning to have the forming of assault vehicles. These villainous vehicles must be banned from the use on public roads in the United States to protect the people of our republic. Universal background checks should also be implemented for all drivers before allowing the purchase of any vehicle to prevent more tragedies.