(These statistics come from a web site we found and have not been verified for accuracy. The numbers should get you to stop and think and hopefully search for more information.)

Someone read a recent article in the Seattle Washington Post-Intelligencer concerning accidental deaths caused by physicians, from research of Laura Key, USA. This triggered a chain of thought that resulted in the person
cruising the web to find some statistics, and doing a few simple calculations:

Number of physicians in the US 700,000
Accidental deaths caused by doctors each year 120,000
Accidental deaths per physician per year 0.171
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 per year0.0000188
Physician Death Rate / Gun Owner Death Rate9000

Therefore, Medical Doctors are approximately 9000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Source: http://www.cssa.org/articles/dr_deaths.html

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