A new report using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that guns may kill more young Americans than car accidents in 2015. Car accidents are currently the top killer of young people in America.
But car fatalities for young people have declined in recent years, while deadly shootings have not. The Center for American Progress believes that fatal shootings could become more prevalent than fatal car accidents as soon as this year.
The Center for American Progress estimates that 6,040 people ages 15 to 24 will die from gunshot wounds in 2015, Vice reports. Meanwhile, the Center for American Progress expects 5,864 Americans of the same age will die from car accidents.
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Vice notes that the last time guns killed more Americans than car accidents was in 1994, when more than 11,000 people were fatally shot.
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