UPDATE: I have received some news about the statistics used for this joke and apparently the ones used here are incorrect. Here is a link to the statistics used: National US Center for Health Statistics. While they do not list doctors as one of the causes of accidental death, I disagree. There are over 100,000 accidental deaths in hospitals every year. That does NOT mean the doctor is at fault each time. It is just stating a fact that if you get sick, Stay Home. (I’m going to get in trouble for that remark.) Too many germs in a hospital! Afterall, I’ve seen it on TV, so it must be true, right? (JOKING)
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)
Now think about this…
a. The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.
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 0.000188.
Note: 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.
With gracious gratitude to my brother, who knows how I feel about that them doctors, I would like to tip my hat! Oh yes, and gun RIGHTS, too! Thank you, Mr. GrassRoots.