My dad sent this to me and it was too good not to post. I am a member of the NRA and I am fully in support of private gun ownership. And while I know that doctors do a world of good, this puts things in perspective (something most anti-gun groups are seriously lacking!).
(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) The number of accidental deaths caused by physicians per year is 120,000.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.
-- Statistics courtesy of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
(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 .0000188.
-- 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.