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Ponder This
September 27th, 2006 by Mike

Think about physicians:

  1. The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
  2. Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
  3. Accidental deaths per physicianis 0.171.1

Now think about gun owners:

  1. The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000. (Yes, that’s 80 million..)
  2. The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups,is 1,500.
  3. The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188.2

So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners. Remember, “Guns don’t kill people, doctors do.” Also: Not everyone has a gun, but almost everyone has at least one doctor. Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.

Out of concern for the public at large, we are witholding the statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.

© 2006 – 2008, J. M. Erickson. All rights reserved.

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  1. Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health Human Services. []
  2. Statistics courtesy of FBI []

One Response  
  • beth writes:
    October 10th, 200617:43at

    Those darn doctors! Quacks!


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