Originally Posted by Aries Walker
One big difference is that many (if not most) of the gun deaths are on purpose - homicides vs. accidents. Another is that guns - unlike cars or booze - are weapons, and therefore killing is their primary purpose.
There are lots of other differences, more than enough to make the "other things kill too" argument ridiculous. They're simply not the same thing.
A person Drunk driving killing a family is less tragic than a shooting? Drunk driving is an illegal activity that takes lives. More lives in the US than firearms do. I don't see how you can justify the difference. Both are senseless taking of lives regardless of the original design or intent.
I could argue guns are tools just as cars are. Whats the point of alcohol except to alter your brain activity? Making drunk driving a much more senseless tragedy.