Physicians vs. Gun OwnersWednesday, February 25th, 2009 by Shaun Patel
Here is something interesting that was recently sent to me:
Physicians vs. Gun Owners
(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.
Now think about this:
(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, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188.
So, statistically, physicians are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
Fact: Not everyone has a gun, but almost everyone has at least one physician.
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.
Should I be rethinking my career path?