But, to be expected. It is a commonly used (and ridiculous attempt at) rebuttal. They tend to clam up about it when confronted with reality, however. For example, Tennessee in 2014: The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states 1,020 people in Tennessee died from gunshots during 2014. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, 906 people died that same year from car accidents. The statistics also reveal gun-related deaths in Tennessee have increased over the past decade. In 2004, there were 865 deaths from gunshots. During that same period, vehicle-related deaths dropped from 1,191 to 906. Keep in mind that gun ownership in Tennessee is at around 39%. There's around 1.5 cars per household in Tennessee. Alternatively, you can point out how one can compare the two. You know, if guns were regulated like cars and their drivers are, of course. Ultimately, cars are designed for the purpose of transportation. Guns, ultimately, are designed to kill. Which begs the question. Why is the motor vehicle and their usage more regulated than guns, which are designed with the intent to kill?