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Interesting Analysis Between
Doctors & Gun Owners

August 2001

1) Facts about Physicians:

  • Number of physicians in the US: 700,000
  • Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year: 120,000
  • Accidental deaths per physician per year: 0.171 (US Dept. of Health & Human Services)

2) Facts about Gun Owners:

  • Number of gun owners in the US: 80,000,000
  • Number of accidental gun deaths per year: (all age groups) 1,500
  • Accidental deaths per gun owner: 0.0000188

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

"FACT: Not everyone has a gun, but everyone has at least one Doctor."

3) WARNING!

  • Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets out of hand!
  • As a public health measure I have withheld the statistics on attorneys for fear that the shock could cause people to seek medical attention!

[Additional Note: In Australia, doctors' mistakes kill 0.078% of the Australian population every year; that is: 14,000 people out of 18,000,000 every year. (WHO Weekly, MEDICAL DISASTERS, November 13, 1995.)