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shizN0T
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Location: Stroudsburg, PA, USA
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Posted:Number of physicians in the US: 700,000.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 (all age groups) 1,500.Accidental deaths per gun owner: 0.0000188Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.FACT: Not everyone has a gun, but everyone has at least one Doctor." Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets out of hand. Remember: guns don't kill people, doctors do!

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xtremravr...was here..
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Location: amsterdam..i wish
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Posted:very good info shiznot, but you also have to remember...doctors also save man many people from dying and other illnesses. without doctors we would not have medicine for colds, we would not be able to sew on limbs that have been severed *thinks of lorana bobbit and chills run down spine* just some extra food for thought, but very good info ill have to pass that on.p.l.u.r.r.xtremravr

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Posted:xravr - I get the feeling you may have missed the point a little, either that or you're being very sarcastic too, and so i've missed your point!(confusing little world we live in aint it?)------------------Charles (AKA INFERNO)newdolbel@hotmail.comhttp://juggle.co.nz/fire/fire.html

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xtremravr...was here..
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Posted:when shiznot had said at the bottom of his post"Remember: guns don't kill people, doctors do!"i was just defending the fact that if there werent doctors, where would we be?...thats all. understand?...maybe im just not making much sense..o wellp.l.u.r.r.xtremravr

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shizN0T
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Location: Stroudsburg, PA, USA
Member Since: 18th Jul 2001
Total posts: 184
Posted:Charles point was that my statement was intended to be takes as a joke. I was by no means suggesting that we actually ban doctors.

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toneman
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Member Since: 18th Oct 2001
Total posts: 195
Posted:I have just spent about 30 minutes trying to find something valid to back this up. I remember something like this going around a couple of years back, and couldn't find info, then either. I did find that between 44k and 98k people die from a "medical accident", however I could not locate a database anywhere that gives the number of practicing doctors in the US. While the 700k number doesn't sound impractical, it would equate that each doctor has about 285 patients. Most doctors are specialists, so the number of patients per doctor would rise dramatically if you remove these doctors from the total. Here's a link to HHS where I found the 44k to 98k deaths per year. It is just an estimate.... http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2002pres/20020201.htmlNot
to disagree with what you are trying to say, though, I just couldn't find anything to validate your numbers! Many innocuous acts kill people. Living is dangerous!! We should legalize everything...
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bender
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:What if a federal law was passed that limited gun ownership to only doctors and people that have visions of Elvis?"You'll take my Elvis records only when you pry them from my cold dead hands!"-Anonymous UFO abductee

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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)
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Posted:Just remember that a gun by it's self cant kill anyone, but a docter by its self can kill... um it's self?!? Hmm maybe that should go under conspiracy theorys!!POINT FOR RAYMUND HAHAH
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xtremravr...was here..
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Location: amsterdam..i wish
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Posted:aarrgghh..just realized i made myself look like an idiot..ok ill shut up now..*puts tail between legs and scurries out*

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SickpuPpy
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Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1100
Posted:Maybe ther would be less medical "accidents" if gun ownership was manditory.........

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The Welcome Matt
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Location: Manchester NH USA
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 193
Posted:This was an interesting topic... I found it hilarious that statistically Doctors are more dangerous than gun owners in our country.. Even if people don't actually own a gun, they are gun happy. Its frightening really.. I remember reading a statistic a while ago that said something like there was 10 times more handgun related deaths in the US than in England or something like that. Its a scary thought. While cops are here for our protection, they really scare the crap out of me. I think I have copophobia.America loves guns more than people. hmmm scary.------------------I dreamt that I ate a 10 pound marshmellow and then when I woke up, my pillow was gone!

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robingreenshoes
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Location: Surrey, London
Member Since: 5th Feb 2002
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Posted:I should think there are a lot more than 10 times as many deaths by hand gun in America than in England because hand guns have been Illegal in England (Except for special cases) for a few years now.Since some guy shot a load of people in a school in scotland if my memory serves me.
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Posted:Lol @ shizNOT..........gives me even more of an excuse to avoid doctors
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PHL9te
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Location: Leeds, England
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Posted:Hmmm... so that means that roughly one out of every six doctors kills someone every year. But can anyone tell me how many doctors kill people with guns? Or how many doctors are killed with guns each year? Let's have a sweepstake! I bet 2000. Ooh, ooh, can there be prizes? Guess on, T --------------------"Too much television watchin' got me chasin' dreams..."--

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