Doctors vs Guns: Which is more dangerous?

By Mike Bauman

Taken from a recent email:

Doctors
(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.
Statistics courtesy of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Now think about this:

Guns
(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.
(Yes, that’s 80 million.)
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C) Accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188.
Statistics courtesy of the FBI.

So statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Remember, guns don’t kill people; doctors do!

Fact: Not everyone has a gun, but, almost everyone has at least 1 doctor. This means you are 900 times more likely to be killed by a doctor than by a gun owner.

Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.
We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!

Out of concern for the public at large, I withheld statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention!


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