message about guns

Submitted by Todd B on 3/29/02. ( tddbuch@aol.com ) 205.188.209.39

You may have already seen this one before. I have but I thought it was worth relaying. Thought you would enjoy.
>
> Number of physicians in the US: 700,000. Accidental deaths caused by
> physicians per year: 120,000. Accidental deaths per physician: 0.171
(US
> Dept of Health & Human Svcs) Number of gun owners in the US: 80,000,000.
> Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups): 1,500.
> Accidental deaths per gun owner: 0.0000188. Statistically, doctors are
> therefore approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners. FACT:
> Not everyone has a gun, but everyone has at least one doctor. Please
alert
> your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this
gets
> out of hand. As a public health measure, we have withheld the statistic
on
> lawyers for fear that the shock could cause people to seek medical aid.

Todd B


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Just Remember they are "Just Practicing"

This response submitted by Steve Steinbring on 3/29/02. ( nsc@netrus.net ) 206.251.198.6

We have an obvious need for doctors and lawyers. Your post just points out that we all need to do our homework before hiring either. What do they call the the last place student in his/her medical class? Doctor! Buyer Beware!


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