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Old 06-14-2008, 11:09 PM
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Default New gun accident statistics

I stole this from another board, needed a laugh with all the serious talk.

Doctors
(A) The number of physicians in the US . 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 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,
I withheld the statistics on
lawyers
for fear the shock would cause
people to panic and seek medical attention
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Old 06-15-2008, 7:51 AM
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crazy, but now you have to see the positive side.. how many doctors have helped people? how many guns have helped people?

Thats what they would ask..
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Old 06-15-2008, 7:10 PM
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I do believe that Dr. stat has been debunked.
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crazy, but now you have to see the positive side.. how many doctors have helped people? how many guns have helped people?

Thats what they would ask..
You could retort that guns have protected our freedoms and helped millions of people just in the relatively short history of our country.
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Old 06-15-2008, 7:34 PM
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ya but will they believe it?..
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I do believe that Dr. stat has been debunked.
It's actually worse. Iatrogenic deaths:

article
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Lakewood, Colo. (July 27, 2004) – An average of 195,000 people in the U.S. died due to potentially preventable, in-hospital medical errors in each of the years 2000, 2001 and 2002, according to a new study of 37 million patient records that was released today by HealthGrades, the healthcare quality company
2007 update (PDF) to the study here.

Which is not to say that doctors, per se, are dangerous.
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