Posted: 6/10/2002 7:22:38 PM EDT
Number of physicians in the US: 700,000
Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year: 120,000
Accidental deaths per physician: 0.171
(U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)
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
Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners. Not everyone has a gun, but everyone has at least one doctor. Please alert your family and friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this alarming trend gets out of hand.
It's too bad that the people who would like to ban guns don't look at the entire picture of causes of premature death. There's nothing like a little perspective to put things in proportion!
Bathrooms also kill more people than guns.
Ban bathrooms !