Time to Ban That Dangerous AMA?
NewsMax.com has received a flood of e-mail in response to the article AMA Launches Attack on Guns. And these readers have a modest proposal: Ban those dangerous docs, before they kill again.
Writes one: "I find it interesting that the AMA is so concerned about gun control when statistics show us that more people are killed every year by doctor error than are killed by guns. I guess they feel they have a better chance of making a difference with guns than making doctors competent."
"Number of physicians in the U.S.: 700,000. Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year: 120,000. Accidental deaths per physician: 0.171 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).
"Number of gun owners in the U.S.: 80,000,000. Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) 1,500. Accidental deaths per gun owner: 0.0000188. Statistically, 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."