Friday, May 05, 2006

An oldie, but a goodie!

As much as I found it hard to believe at first, view the statistics below, and make your own judgement.

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 = 1,500 (all age groups)
Accidental deaths per gun owner = 0.0000188 (U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms)

Therefore, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Taken from the Benton County News Tribune of November 17, 1999.

3 comments:

Yaknail said...

scary! :o

Anonymous said...

That's rediculous. Of course the statistic for doctors is going to be larger, because they have to doa surgery on the body. Gun owners have their"accidents" by choice. I understand, doctors make mistakes, they're human. But that's part of the risk taken when you go into surgery.

Big Gay Al said...

Ask any gun owner who's ever had a negligent discharge, and they'll tell you, it was NEVER by choice. That's why it's called "accidental."

Gun owners are human too! A FACT that the anti-freedom crowd tries to bury. They try to villainize us, make us look like monsters, even though we are law-abiding citizens, just as much if not more so than they are.

I've owned firearms since I was 18, and I've not shot anyone (accidentally) yet. I guess that makes me "defective?" ;-)