The former. There are a lot of deaths that apparently aren't enough to warrant your attention too, given that you're more than willing to post on gun control many times but this entire subforum doesn't even have a recent thread on other sources of "innocent" death that are more common/lethal. I'm willing to be honest about this, and would change my stance roughly instantly if we instead had like 20,000 kids dying to accidental shootings yearly or something. It's public use where cars are more regulated than guns though, and considering death rates between the two it makes sense that cars are more regulated. When it comes to "stuff you're allowed to keep on private property", guns are more regulated as there is a fairly long list of stuff you aren't even allowed to own, regardless of usage or context. Non-street legal cars are generally legal to own in contrast.