First, consider these statistics:

a. The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000 

b. The number of accidental deaths caused by physicians per year is120,000. 

c. The accidental death statistic per physician is 0.171 
    (U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services).

Now, consider these statistics: 

a. The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000. 

b. The number of accidental gun deaths per year (for all age groups) is 1,500. 

c. The accidental death statistic per gun owner is 0.0000188.

Statistically, a doctor is more than 9,000 times 
                    more dangerous than a gun owner.

               ALMOST EVERYONE HAS 
                AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.

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

As a public-health measure, I have withheld statistics on lawyers
for fear that the shock could cause people to seek medical attention.

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