Doctors and Guns

Doctors and Guns

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    Doctors and Guns

    This was emailed to me. I do not know if anyone has seen this but this is the first time for me. I wonder if it is true.


    Once again Ben I don't know how close to facts these "facts" are, but interesting none the less.

    FACTS TO PONDER:


    (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. Dept of Health 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) The number of 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 ONE DOCTOR.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    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,
    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've received this or similar email many times over the last 10 years. Whether the numbers are true or not is debatable.

    Take 2 grains of salt and call me in the morning.

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    My doctor is very pro 2A we spend a lot of time doing gun talk stuff before he starts, N I like and trust him more than the no good POS that killed my Mother.
    "The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century

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    Soooo.

    I don't buy any stats without backup.

    Still, does that mean a Doctor with a gun is really, really dangerous?

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    If Nurses and Physician Assistants were to be included in the stat's, the Medical Profession is probably responsible (statisticaly) even for more deaths per year.

    Todays news reported the death of two newborns and severe damage to another by someone administering an Adult dose of heparin. Dumb mistakes like this should be compared against all the gun accidents and the results made mandatory reading for all the anti-gun advocates.
    ""If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying, I either won't need more or, more won't help me.""

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