Facts to ponder:
(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 and Human Services.
Now think about this: Guns:
(A) The number of gun ownders 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 ownder is .000188.
Statistics courtesy of the FBI.
So, statistically, doctors are approximiately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
Remember, “Guns don’t kill people, doctors do.”
from Barefoot Meandering