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Posted: 2/1/2006 8:36:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 8:39:19 AM EDT by uscmas412]
I thought the following recommendation was rather humurous in relation to preventing head injuries. Its the last bullet:

In most cases, vertigo cannot be prevented. However, some cases of vertigo are caused by head injuries. Taking the following safety measures can help lower your risk of getting a head injury that might lead to vertigo.

* Wear your seat belt when you are traveling in a motor vehicle. Secure young children in age-appropriate child car seats.

*Do not use alcohol or other drugs before playing sports or when operating an automobile or other equipment.

*Wear a helmet and other protective clothing whenever you are biking, motorcycling, skating, kayaking, horseback riding, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, or participating in any high-speed or impact sport.

*Wear a hard hat if you work in a construction job or in an industrial area.

*Do not dive into shallow or unfamiliar water.

*Do not keep firearms in your home. If you must keep firearms, lock them up and store them unloaded and uncocked. Lock ammunition in a separate area.

Information obtained from here.


WTF???I guess we all know that firearms consistently fall of the wall and hit young children in the head.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:00:23 AM EDT
Do they have a link for email comments? Perhaps we should educate them...
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:04:48 AM EDT
They're simply a front for the AMA, and the AMA is very anti-gun. Just read almost any page on the site, and it contains very little information except for an ad for the medical cartel. There's very little information on how to deal with health problems.z
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:18:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 9:22:21 AM EDT by txgp17]
My reply to them:

The information provided on firearms in this webpage is complete fiction. Doctors kill more people a year than guns. According to statistics provided by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, there is an interesting correlation between accidental deaths caused by guns and by doctors.

Doctors: A There are 700,000 physicians in the U.S.
B Accidental deaths caused by physicians total 120,000 per year.
C Accidental death percentage per physician is 0.171.

Guns: A There are 80 million gun owners in the U.S.
B There are 1,500 accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups.
C The percentage of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.0000188.

Statistically, then, doctors are 9,000 times more dangerous to the public health than gun owners.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:36:19 AM EDT
Cleetus the Firearms Cardinal says:

Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:37:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By txgp17:
My reply to them:

The information provided on firearms in this webpage is complete fiction. Doctors kill more people a year than guns. According to statistics provided by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, there is an interesting correlation between accidental deaths caused by guns and by doctors.

Doctors: A There are 700,000 physicians in the U.S.
B Accidental deaths caused by physicians total 120,000 per year.
C Accidental death percentage per physician is 0.171.

Guns: A There are 80 million gun owners in the U.S.
B There are 1,500 accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups.
C The percentage of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.0000188.

Statistically, then, doctors are 9,000 times more dangerous to the public health than gun owners.



I'm sure they've never heard that one before
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 10:19:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 10:22:14 AM EDT by txgp17]

Originally Posted By gardenWeasel:
I'm sure they've never heard that one before

They don't surf pro-gun website like you and I, so they might not have heard it before. So you either formulate a more compelling argument, or grab a cup of WebMD Kewl-Aid, or shut your pie hole.

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