Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Ahh! The Feeling of Safety
According to Nathan Tabor at NewsMax
First, according to statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there is an interesting correlation between accidental deaths caused by guns and those caused by doctors.
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 are.
Again, the MSM, every year inform us about the dangers of gun ownership.
My wife is convinced!
She is adamant against buying a gun for home protection.
According to Soyouwanna.com 43,200 die from motor vehicle crashes each year. We have two cars and two physicians (and many more at our disposal through rental car companies and physicians at our HMO). I would feel safer with a gun. Maybe I could threaten my doctor with my car!