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Doctors and Guns

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Isn't it funny how when this argument is made from either viewpoint in
an intellectual manner, minus the emotion, the facts are contrary to the
media's biased viewpoint.

Per the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

* Number of physicians in the US = 700,000
* Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year = 120,000
* Accidental deaths per physician = 0.171

Per the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

* Number of gun owners in the US = 80,000,000
* Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) 1,500
* Accidental deaths per gun owner = 0.0000188

Therefore, doctors are 9,120 times more dangerous than gun owners.

"Not everyone has a gun, but everyone has at least one Doctor."

Out of concern for the public at large,
We have withheld the statistics on lawyers
for fear the shock would cause people to
panic and seek medical attention.
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I saw that one several yrs ago. In fact, one of the outdoor ranges I used to shoot pins & steel at had that made up and put on the back of their range business cards. I may still have it. Tracy
I love it too.
Good one Pat!
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