This article is from the can.talk.guns FAQ, by Skeeter Abell-Smith email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Number of motor vehicle related accidental deaths in Canada in 1991,
3882. Number of firearms related accidental deaths in Canada in 1990,
66. Canadians fire millions of rounds of ammunition every year while
hunting, plinking, target practise, and competitive shooting. Target
shooting is one of the safest of the outdoor sports.
The cost of insurance shows that firearms are considerably less
dangerous than motor vehicles. The National Firearms Association offers
$2,000,000.00 insurance for just $4.75 per year. Motor vehicle insurance
ranges from $400 to $2,000 per year. All insurance rates are based on
actuarial studies of risks and actual accident histories. (Insurance
companies are not in the business of LOSING money nor giving it away.)
Coalition For Gun Control fact sheet.