With "gun control" in the news so much these days, this one's starting to go around again. It should certainly make you think....
The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000. Yes, that is 80 million. The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500. The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.0000188.
The number of physicians in the U.S. is approximately 700,000. The number of accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are approximately 120,000. The number of accidental deaths per physician is 0.1714286.
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 the statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.
(If this intrigues you, you should also consider Another View.)
Posted March 22, 2013 12:00 PM