Are Guns Dangerous?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by fin24000, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. fin24000

    fin24000 New Member

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    (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:

    Guns:

    (A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000. (Yes, that's 80
    million..)

    (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 .000188.

    Statistics courtesy of FBI

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

    Remember, "Guns don't kill people, doctors do."

    Fact: not everyone has a gun, but almost everyone has at least one doctor.
    Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors
    before this gets completely out of hand!

    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.
     
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  2. johnsteele

    johnsteele New Member

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    Yes.

    As are cars, bathtubs, airplanes, ice cream, Porterhouse steaks, coffee, pencils and high heels.
     

  3. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    Nope, guns aren't dangerous at all, they are as safe as snuggly-wuggly teddy bears................................

    :D

    Seriously though, it's the people that operate them that can be dangerous.
     
  4. dfe1

    dfe1 New Member

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    Oh, I don't know if I agree with that. I was just sitting there the other day minding my own business when my Glock popped its case open, jumped out, rummaged around to find a loaded magazine, loaded and cocked itself and then went out to rob a convenience store. What's a mother to do?
     
  5. fin24000

    fin24000 New Member

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    Well guns kill people just like pencils misspell words!
     
  6. bgeddes

    bgeddes New Member

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    Dogs are far more dangerous than guns statistically. Last I knew about half a million kids a year are sent to the ER by dogs.
     
  7. johnsteele

    johnsteele New Member

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    See that's a Glock for you.
     
  8. cbw

    cbw New Member

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    They may be as they make you spend money on gas, ammo, targets, cleaning equipment, safes, locks, cases, purchase additional guns so one gun is not lonely. Wait a minute they are good for the economy, stimulate small business, give government something to write and re-write regulations about, and promote open communication! Nah they must be dangerous as they were once mentioned by our founding fathers....who obviously did not have a clue what they were writing or talking about.:D
     
  9. fin24000

    fin24000 New Member

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    yeah I think its the lonely gun syndrome that is the big issue :p
     
  10. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    And you can't have an odd number of guns, one is always left out...
     
  11. Northwoods

    Northwoods New Member

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    My second grade teacher never bought the arguement about the pencil being responsible for my atrocious spelling and my wife doesn't buy the arguement about the lonely guns........

    I'll try the economic arguement.
     
  12. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    There is no question that guns have the "potential" of death or injury. Afterall, that's their purpose. But Doctors on the other hand, took the hippocratic oath to preserve life and on a regular basis accidently (or intentionally) kill people. The numbers speak for themselves. I trust my gun to do its job perfectly everytime and it does. But don't trust most doctors any further than I can pi$$.
     
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  13. Ram Rod

    Ram Rod New Member

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    Nope! Never known one to go off by itself. If you layed a gun in the back seat of your car and got into a head on collision....then the gun might become dangerous.
     
  14. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You forgot guns,Guns are dangerous,ask my dog?