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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-22-2005, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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OT: Guns and Doctors, etc.

This might have been posted before, but thought it was worthwhile:






FACTS TO PONDER:
(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is

700,000.
< BR>(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.

(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

.000188.

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 have withheld the statistics on

lawyers

for fear the shock would cause

people to panic and seek medical attention
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Re: OT: Guns and Doctors, etc.

It was so cold here in Spokane for the the last three weeks that I saw a lawyer walkin' down the street with his hands in his own pockets.
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Re: OT: Guns and Doctors, etc.

Larry wrote: It was so cold here in Spokane for the the last three weeks that I saw a lawyer walkin' down the street with his hands in his own pockets.


I can tell you, it never gets that cold in Indiana!
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Re: OT: Guns and Doctors, etc.

Statistics are great in that they can be used to your benefit no matter what your stand is. I just want to poke fun at that statistic by saying that they could have also listed the number of nuclear bombs on the planet and the number of accidental deaths caused by nuclear bombs per year.
So following the same line of reasoning, nuclear bombs are safer than doctors and guns. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
So what do the statistics say if you relate the number of doctor visits per year to the number of accidental doctor deaths and compare that to the number of times that guns are used per year and the number of accidental gun deaths?
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Re: OT: Guns and Doctors, etc.

"""""So what do the statistics say if you relate the number of doctor visits per year to the number of accidental doctor deaths and compare that to the number of times that guns are used per year and the number of accidental gun deaths?
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Good point!!!

Now to be fair - if you enter in the number of times you visit the doctor or are within his sphere of influence, you must enter in the number of times you go home where the guns are kept - in their sphere of influence too.

How would that come out? Are you close to your doctor more often than you are close to your gun?





When a doctor prescribes the wrong medication it kills them just as dead as if they were killed with a gun.

Why is it called "accidental." Why is it called "accidental" and not murder?

Is it because when a patient takes the wrong pill it's deemed "self inflicted?"
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For every cop killed in the line of duty, 3 commit suicide...

In 2002, a little over 43,000 people died in auto accidents....of those, apx 600 were the result of police high speed pursuits....150 were not the suspect....
Everyone is up in arms about the dangers of high speed pursuits......but yet, of the 43,000 auto deaths, over 60% were not wearing seatbelts......gee, is there a pattern here? Yea...wear your seatbelt if you run from the cops....

Remember the Firestone tire issue a few years ago? A little over 100 people died in roll overs.....in ALL of those roll overs, the person killed was NOT wearing their seatbelt.

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RRich,
If your hunting buddy is also a doctor then what?
May as well bring a body bag for yourself.
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Re: OT: Guns and Doctors, etc.

So how about the number of intentional gun deaths compared to intentional doctor deaths? What is considered accidental? Is a drive by with the wrong person shot accidental? Because that person pulling the trigger didn't do it on accident.
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"""""If your hunting buddy is also a doctor then what?""""""

Good question - did he hit you with a bullet or a needle?



Reminds me of a mean mixed up dog I once had -
1/2 Rottweiler, 1/2 Collie.

He'd bite your leg off, then go for help.
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