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Subject: Doctors, Gun Owners and Lawyers

I guess they don't call it "practicing" medicine for nothing...

(A) The number of doctors in the
U.S. is 700,000

(B) Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000

(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 17.14%

Statistics courtesy of the U.S.Dept of Health & 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 0.001875%

Statistics courtesy of the FBI


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


Remember, guns don't kill people, doctors do.



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 statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.

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That's why when I'm feeling bad, I pull out one of my guns and start cleaning it and I feel better.


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The voices in my head told me to stay home today and clean my guns.

Nothing like being out on the range. I used to shoot NRA Bullseye competition. My lovely child-bride, a red-head, loves to shoot her S$W Model 41 .22cal.When I put up silhouette(sic) targets, she shoots below the belt. Un-nerving to say the least to see a gaping hole where the jewels go.


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Mmmm, interesting statistics, did they publish the figures for non accidental deaths by surgeons and gunsI sure hope they don't stack up the same


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Hey it's fire-arm related, so I had to respond. According to Google search there were 28,663 fire-arm "RELATED" deaths in the U.S. in the year 2000. The numbers have been steadily decreasing since 1994. Fire-arms have yet to catch autos for the shear number of deaths.

In 2005, automobiles didn't even make the top ten list. That list is entirely made up of health related issues----- Heart disease, cancers, ect.... all medically related.

Of course that's why statisticians are so well paid, you can pretty much make numbers say anything your employer desires. (at first glance)

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