Son of dihydrogen monoxide

A friend sent this along with the notation, “Proving numbers don’t lie but statistics do.”But funny.

 

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 and Human Services.


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Now think about this:

Guns


(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

.0000188


Statistics courtesy of FBI


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So,
   statistically, doctors are approximately

9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.


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Remember, ‘Guns don’t kill people, doctors do.’


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FACT:  NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN,

BUT

Almost everyone has at least one doctor.

This means you are over 9,000 times more likely to be killed by a doctor as by a gun owner!!!


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Please alert your friends

to   this alarming threat.


We must ban doctors

before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!


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Out of concern for the public at large,

We withheld the statistics on

Lawyers


for fear the shock would cause

people to panic and seek medical attention!

 

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4 responses to “Son of dihydrogen monoxide

  1. Libertarian Advocate

    Dan Malloy!!!!! Get right on this…. You can really milk this disaster just waiting to happen!

  2. Fred2

    heck even if you add in murders, I think it makes gun owners much less dangerous than doctors.

  3. Anonymous

    Love to see the stats for number of lives saved by physicians vs. guns per year. Then we can compare the ratio of lives saves vs lives lost.

    I’d imagine that a more relevant figure than mere accidental gun deaths would include, you know, murder and stuff, but then I’m simple.

    • Gus

      Why would including gun murder be more relevant. Are you insinuating that doctors are actually murdering their patients? That’s a truly shocking allegation. This stat is about like numbers. Adding in intentional murder would require extrapolation all the way out to war deaths. If you want to argue about the existence of guns as a threat then that’s a whole other conversation. Talking about lives saved by guns is an unknowable number. You’re talking about crimes that were never committed merely by the fact that the would-be victim brandished a weapon or a suspicion that they or someone else nearby MIGHT be armed. Not everything comes down to shoot out.