Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Don't Give Guns to Doctors

I don't know who authored it, but I recently received this dis-arming piece of information...
Guns & Doctors
Statistics on DOCTORS: (courtesy of the U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services)
  1. The number of doctors in the U.S. is 700,000
  2. Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000
  3. Accidental deaths per physician is 17.14%
Statistics on GUNS: (courtesy of the FBI)
  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 0.001875%
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 have withheld statistics on ATTORNEYS for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical help.
I cannot verify the information. A search on Snopes comes up with zilch. But I do know that I am far from the first person to post it.

1 comment:

Francisco Yáñez S.C. said...

Real nice statistics. Could you send the attorneys data?