Not to get all political on you guys, but when I keep hearing about recent gun control arguments here in the USA and I hear people say "no one needs a gun like that"... I keep thinking to myself, what if people started saying "no one needs a car that fast". That is a VERY scary thought. We all love our fast cars!
We car enthusiasts are the minority, and it might be hard to NOT think like a car guy... Most people don't think like us, they only buy a car to get them to and from work, or to haul around their kids. It's a tool for most people, where gear-heads cars are a way of life. We are always thinking how we can make them look better, or go faster. Our cars can become an extension of ourselves, almost a religion.
So, what if the minority of abusers could ruin in for the rest of us? A few criminals are causing the majority of law-abiding people owners to lose their guns, what if street racers or other street shenanigans like drifting could get our cars banned from the streets. Street racing is a problem, and does cause a small amount of deaths each year, but overall it is a very very tiny percentage. However, it is not all that far fetched to think that these deaths could lead to legislation.
The AR-15 that is all over the news causes a tiny percentage of overall gun deaths... So, if you take that same thinking and apply it to cars, it could be a big problem for us one day. In fact we have already seen the government try to take away our race cars. In 2016, the EPA trying to introduce legislation that would make it illegal for anyone to turn a road legal street car into a race vehicle. You can read about that here.
Let's just hope nothing like this ever happens, but it's something to keep in mind.