Thursday, December 30, 2004

Guns Don't Kill People, DOCTORS Do!

If you've ever suspected that going to the doctor might be the most dangerous thing you do in an average year, here's some statistical support for your gut feelings from Nathan Tabor:
Doctors: (A) There are 700,000 physicians in the U.S. (B) Accidental deaths caused by physicians total 120,000 per year. (C) Accidental death percentage per physician is 0.171.

Guns: (A) There are 80 million gun owners in the U.S. (B) There are 1,500 accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups. (C) The percentage of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.0000188.

Statistically, then, doctors are 9,000 times more dangerous to the public health than gun owners. Fact: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR. Following the logic of liberals, we should all be warned: "Guns don't kill people. Doctors do."
I've always suspected this, especially since my 4-day visit to the hospital last year. If I hadn't had a surgeon who was also a shooter wander by the room, I'd probably still be in there getting unnecessary surgery.


Candace said...

Hello Michael,
Found your blog thru Bob Tinsley's The Short of It, where he wrote a kind review of my short mystery, "Nice Tie".

Re: Guns don't kill people. I ride a bike. No, not that kind, dear. I also proofread and edit, for a living. I have 2 stickers only. One reads: "If guns kill people, then pencils cause misspelled words".

Makes sense, eh? Do check out Bob's site as his is as interesting in its way as your own. Really am enjoying yours.

Best of the rest of 2004,
Candace Wiggins

Health News said...

I can't believe how much of this I just wasn't aware of. Thank you for bringing more information to this topic for me. I'm truly grateful and really impressed.