Sunday, December 9, 2007

Gun Control Vs. Doctor Control

This comes from my uncle, a retired doctor:

Some interesting statistics:

Physicians:
a. The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
b. Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
c. Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.
(Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Health &Human Services)
Now think about this . . .

Guns:
a. The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.
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 0.000188 .
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!

Note: 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.

Jack (MD)

(This was very timely, posted on the day of the shootings in Colorado's New Life church and YWAM ministry.

2 comments:

FallenAngel said...

I love this. You have no idea as a nurse HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS.

Might have to put it up in the bathroom at work.

Gabrielle Eden said...

That would be good - spread the word!