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    HEALTH FACTS TO PONDER:

    (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 Human Services.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>

    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 .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.


    Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.
    We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!


    ** Out of concern for the public at large,
    I have withheld the statistics on
    Lawyers
    For fear the shock would cause people to panic
    And seek medical attention
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    AbNo wrote:
    HEALTH FACTS TO PONDER:

    (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 Human Services.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>

    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 .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.


    Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.
    We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!


    ** Out of concern for the public at large,
    I have withheld the statistics on
    Lawyers
    For fear the shock would cause people to panic
    And seek medical attention
    If you were to include hospitals, clinics, healthcare facilities, and the like, the numbers would be over twice what doctors manage. In other words, the healthcare and medical industry is dangerous to your health and welfare.


    In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?

    Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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    AbNo wrote:
    Health Human Services.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>

    Now think about this:
    Guns:

    (A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. Is
    80,000,000.

    ( YES , that's 80 Million )
    I think 80 million is a little high, but not just because you posted it, but I just wanted to throw it out there.

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    Or may be low...

    http://www.nraila.org/Issues/FactShe...ad.aspx?ID=126
    The number of gun owners is also at an all-time high. The U.S. population is at an all-time high (294 million), and rises about 1% annually.5 Numerous surveys over the last 40+ years have found that almost half of all households have at least one gun owner
    294 / 2 is 147 million...
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    That number seems even more inflated.


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    Find me a better number?
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    AbNo wrote:
    Find me a better number?
    I will work on it today and look for one, any number I find will be purely an educated guess by someone, but it is a matter of how reliable that guess is.

    I just dont thinks its to 80 million yet, close but probably a little shy, and as for 147 million, no way!

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    AbNo wrote:
    Or may be low...

    http://www.nraila.org/Issues/FactShe...ad.aspx?ID=126
    The number of gun owners is also at an all-time high. The U.S. population is at an all-time high (294 million), and rises about 1% annually.5 Numerous surveys over the last 40+ years have found that almost half of all households have at least one gun owner
    294 / 2 is 147 million...
    294 is the number of people not households. A household could run from 1 to 20 people and I have no idea what the average would be. Either way there are a lot of gun owners in the US.

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    294 is the number of people not households. A household could run from 1 to 20 people and I have no idea what the average would be. Either way there are a lot of gun owners in the US.
    Even if there are 20 people in each house thats still almost 15 million

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    In the Northeast, about 23% of the households have a firearm(s). In the South, the percentage is 78%. I would bet that the percentage of western and mountain states is also pretty high for gunowning households. States like Montana, the Dakotas, Idaho, and Wyoming are prime hunting states with hardy, salt of the earth Americans. Would be interesting to see what the percentage is for the pacific coastal states.


    In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?

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    In 2004, the statistic was even lower. Here's something I wrote up last week for an anti-gunner.

    Just in case you care (most recent year available; 2004):
    Unintentionally killed by firearms: 649
    Unintentionally killed by vehicles: 43,432 (66.9x more likely)
    Unintentionally killed by poisons: 20,950
    Unintentionally killed by falling: 18,807
    Unintentionally killed by heart disease: 652,486
    Unintentionally killed by flu: 59,664

    So, what does this say? This says that the type of firearms use that you find wrong is nearly 6700% more safe than you riding in/driving a car, more than 3200% more safe than just living your daily life (and accidentally poisoning yourself), and 2900% more safe than living your life anywhere there is a potential for falling (stairs, etc). You are also over 1000x more likely to just keel over and die from heart disease* and 92x more likely to be killed by somebody else passing the flu virus to you.

    *Average: Certain age groups are lower and others are higher.

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    Particle wrote:
    In 2004, the statistic was even lower. Here's something I wrote up last week for an anti-gunner.

    Just in case you care (most recent year available; 2004):
    Unintentionally killed by firearms: 649
    Unintentionally killed by vehicles: 43,432 (66.9x more likely)
    Unintentionally killed by poisons: 20,950
    Unintentionally killed by falling: 18,807
    Unintentionally killed by heart disease: 652,486
    Unintentionally killed by flu: 59,664

    So, what does this say? This says that the type of firearms use that you find wrong is nearly 6700% more safe than you riding in/driving a car, more than 3200% more safe than just living your daily life (and accidentally poisoning yourself), and 2900% more safe than living your life anywhere there is a potential for falling (stairs, etc). You are also over 1000x more likely to just keel over and die from heart disease* and 92x more likely to be killed by somebody else passing the flu virus to you.

    *Average: Certain age groups are lower and others are higher.
    Sauce please!

    Err, can you post a link to where you picked up those statistics?
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    http://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/leadcaus10.html

    That was probably the most useful site.

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