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Forget guns, regulate doctors!

Posted by Richard on April 22, 2005

It’s not new, but it’s still funny. Thanks to Vodkapundit for pointing to this item at Fat Steve’s Blatherings:

 Some interesting statistics:

Doctors:

      (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.)

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, for all age groups, is 1,500.

      (C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.0000188.

      SUMMARY: 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 that the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.)

Note: Fat Steve got it from Baen’s Bar and provides the link, but there’s a "sign-in/visit" gatekeeper process in the way, so…  

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