Received this in an email this morning (thanks Aileen) ...
(a) The number of doctors in the US is 700,000
(b) Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000
(c) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.17
(a) The number of gun owners in the US is 80,000,000
(b) Accidental gun deaths per year is 1,500
(c) Accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.000019
So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
Remember: Guns don't kill people; doctors do.
Not everyone has a gun, but almost everyone has a doctor.
Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. Doctors should be banned, or at least more strictly controlled, before this gets more out of hand.
Out of concern for general public safety, there should be no statistics published about lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek a doctor's assistance.
Note: Numbers not checked for validity!