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Guns don't kill people Doctors do.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    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.

    Now think about this:

    Guns

    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 1500

    (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 withheld the statistics on LAWYERS

    for fear the shock would cause

    people to panic and seek medical attention.
     
  2. Capt. Morgan

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    So the next time you get really sick, find a cracked-out mugger with a gun and improve your chances of recovery!

    Morgan
     
  3. Jerry944t

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    Congratulations mengwe, you get the big Bronx cheer for being the hundredth person to post these statistics.

    Next time you need surgery run to your nearest NRA member with a skinning knife to have treatment.

    Better yet the next time you need a minor surgical procedure do it with a 45 and see if the statistics change any.
     
  4. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Hey. Sorry it was the first time I had seen it. I have enough health problems with the heart, and the sugar, now I am wondering whether I should just live with the problems, or stay with the Doctors and take my chances with them. What a dilemna. Mike
     
  5. halfmile

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    Reminds me of the one about banning bicycles because many more kids are killed with them than guns.

    Same logic.

    HM
     
  6. Chichay

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    Mike (aka mengwe)
    Your understanding of the significance of the statistics you cited is as dismal as your understanding of the magnitude of your health problems. A "heart problem" and a "sugar problem" can be a deadly combination. Consult a good doctor. After 4 semesters of statistics in college and 30 years as a physician, I should know.
     
  7. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Hey chichay, lighten up it's only a joke. Not my health though. I do go to a couple of the best Doctors in the Pittsburgh area that specialize in my problems.I do understand the severity of these problems. I also have hbp (kept under control) and occassional bouts of vertigo. All in all i'm in much better shape than my paternal family. They all died early.Mike
     
  8. Gold Medal

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    Guns don`t kill people, and neither do doctors. Husbands who come home early do.
     
  9. chessney

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    Hey Mike, I know a little about doctorin. I'll bring my doctorin bag to your club and give you a lookin over.It's the least I can do!!...Zig
     
  10. Gold Medal

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    Guns don`t kill people, and neither do doctors. Husbands who come home early do.
     
  11. jackmitch

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    thanks alot i've got an appointment tommorow. now i won't be able to sleep tonight. jackmitch
     
  12. Brian in Oregon

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    I think this comparison is quite useful.<br>
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    This comparison is typical of how our enemies use unrelated facts to come to seemingly valid conclusions. For example, you can come to a similar conclusion by stating Korea was the first war to integrate black soldiers with white soldiers, and Korea was the first was we lost. Therefore, the cause of losing the Korean War was the integration of black soldiers. So in that light, whenever I hear a doctor spouting off about how guns in a home are 41 times more likely to get you killed, I counter with the doctors vs guns comparison, and let them go on the defensive. It's quite useful for illustrating to them that they are trying to do the same thing with their statistics.<br>
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    So I say keep posting it, but be aware of the above. Use it as an educational tool to further debate on how statistics can be twisted.
     
  13. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Zig. You are not checking my prostrate. Mike
     
  14. whiz white

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    MENGWE: Heck, I'd never visit a doctor again for anything or everything... well, I mean YOU!

    Here's to long life.
     
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