Doctors vs Guns – which are more deadly?
(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) “Accidental deaths” caused by Physicians per year: 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.
Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.
(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.
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.