41,149 - suicide (21,175 of them by firearms, about 2/3 of all firearm deaths)
38,861 - accidental poisonings and overdoses (passed traffic accidents recently)
packages of poisons (insecticide, weed killer, rat poison) and toxic materials like cleaning fluid are regulated.
37,908 - (land) motor vehicle accidents (nearly 3/4 alcohol-related)
motor vehicles have to be registered and drivers licensed and insured. drunk driving is illegal.
30,208 - accidental falls (mostly among the elderly)
slippery floors have to be marked. public areas have to beveled in non-slip materials.
16,904 - other accidents
16,121 - homicide (11,208 by firearms)
4,587 - Other undetermined events (281 by firearms)
3,391 - accidental drowning
pools have to be fenced off and public pools and beaches have to have lifeguards
2,768 - complications from medical and surgical care
doctors and health care providers have to be insured.
2,760 - accidental fire
1,569 - water, air, space vehicle accidents
solas for boats, FAA regulates air safety.
1,000 - other land transport accidents
516 - killings by law enforcement (usually by firearms)
505 - accidental discharge of firearms
basically, all the man-made potential causes of death are regulated for safety.some quite successfully (traffic deaths are way down from their peak). why should firearms be exempt from safety regulations when practically everything else is regulated for safety?