So, do I get rid of my doctor, or my gun???
My DOCTOR!! I'll live longer!!!

As much as I found it hard to believe at first, view the statistics below, and make your own judgement.

Number of physicians in the US = 700,000 p> Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year = 120,000
Accidental deaths per physician = 0.171 (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Number of gun owners in the US = 80,000,000
Number of accidental gun deaths per year = 1,500 (all age groups)
Accidental deaths per gun owner = 0.0000188 (U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms)

Therefore, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Taken from the Benton County News Tribune of November 17, 1999.

My conclusion, buy a gun and stay away from your doctor's office!!

What do you think?  Email me at with your questions or comments.

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