Eliminating rigid fuel standards would save more lives than gun control, says Mark Levin

According to Fox News’ Mark Levin, it would save more lives if the government stop putting fuel restrictions on automakers than if they enacted stricter gun control laws.

Levin stated on Monday that Democrats recoil from automobile technology because it’s something that allows for more personal freedom, which is something that they look to stifle in favor of government control, Fox News reported that their anchor said on Monday’s edition of “The Mark Levin Show on Westwood One.”

“So, starting with the Arab oil embargo of 1973, in which the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries — or OPEC — cut oil exports to the United States for supporting Israel in the Yom Kippur War, the automobile has been relentlessly demonized as the enemy of the environment.”

The “Life, Liberty & Levin” host said that as a reaction to those restrictions, the government imposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards (CAFE) on vehicles in the mid-70s, which other leaders, such as former President Barack Obama, attempted to strengthen during their time in office.

“They attack the fact we are energy independent,” he said of some Democratic politicians. “They attack fossil fuels.”

“The left and the Democratic Party exists to destroy progress and its proponents argue that more efficient cars would cut gasoline use, thereby reducing reliance on foreign oil and pollution.”

That move caused vehicles to be made lighter and less structurally sound, in hopes of making them more fuel-efficient, which has resulted in widespread mortality.

“In order to meet the per-gallon fuel efficiency standards set by Congress, the automobile industry was required to reduce the size and weight of vehicles,” he said, adding cars now, “contain more plastic and aluminum than ever before,” and leave occupants, “more vulnerable to injury and death from most kinds of accidents — Has anybody heard this issue by anybody?”

“Our Congress is coming back and we’re told they’re going to look at gun control, but they’re not going to look at the CAFE standards… it would destroy the narrative of the left.

“The left, since 1975, vastly increased the CAFE standards, which this president has rolled back,” he added, going on to point to the levels initially set under the Obama administration.

According to Fox News, the 2012 standards that were initially imagined were a “fleet-wide mileage target for 2025 was 54.5 mpg.”

Levin believes that the president saved countless lives by rolling those standards back:

“Can you imagine the number of people who would’ve been slaughtered on our roads as a result of such an insane and arbitrary figure.”

“This was celebrated in the media,” he said of the Obama-era increase of CAFE standards.

“So much depends on the priority of what we’re told — the agenda that is pushed… all we get is this endless propaganda.”

Written by Savannah Pointer.