Totally off topic however statisitics are a hoot ..

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  1. theBear

    theBear Member

    This just arrived in my mail box so I haven't had a chance to run it down.

    Interesting Information:



    (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.


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

    (B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups. is

    (C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.000188.

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

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


    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 the fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention...
  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    I always did believe that the sound of a shotgun's slide action was a much more effective deterant to unwanted creepy-crawlies in the house. Now maybe I should trade it in and get a Doctor instead...? :rolleyes: :D
  4. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    You mean you shoot the mice?:p ;) it would be quieter & cheeper to buy some mouse traps or is it mice traps...:D :D :D ..have a good one..steve
  5. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    The sound of a shotgun's slide action is in fact an attention getter. What sound would you have the doctor make that would be as effective? The snap of a sterile glove and the words "bend over please"? :D :D :D :D
  6. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    It's a Moses given right to shoot mice in your own home in America with the old trusty 12 gauge pump gun using 3 inch 00 buckshot. That's one of our most precious and sacred rights. :D Fred
  7. Muddy Creek

    Muddy Creek Member

    Another statistic:

    A Google search for this joke shows 151,000 websites repeating it.

    "There are three types of lies: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics."
    ~ Benjamin Disraeli (Often attributed to Mark Twain.)

  8. theBear

    theBear Member

    I'd rather use 1 oz slugs, fewer holes bigger splat [​IMG] .
  9. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    AHHH! to live in america, with laws like that, IT would have solved a problem I was having 8yrs ago,(before I moved one suburb) Lived the 18yrs and was robbed 23 times, caught the same bugger 3 times in 2 yrs. one shot with a shootie would have fixed him for good. mind you if we did that here we would be doing the time!!!!!!!..Have a good one ..steve
  10. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Just remember to drag the body back inside before you call the cops. :D :D :D
  11. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Dash10's words:
    and the Bear said
    Aaah - now I know why you have so many do-it-yourself supermarkets in the USA. 80 Million gunowners in the US always repairing their bullet-riddled walls... :D :D :D

  12. neilmunck

    neilmunck Member

    what about The Yemen? In that country there are supposed to be an average of 5.5 automatic weapons per head of population!!!!!

    I don't know what the doctors are like there though
  13. jetrock

    jetrock Member

    I have to admit I'm not an NMRA member, but I renew my NRA membership every year...Australia used to be a pretty free country when it came to guns, so did the UK--but things have been going downhill ever since the gun laws disarmed the law-abiding! At least Canada's anti-gun laws are facing staunch opposition from freedom-loving Canadians.

    RailRon: Wait a sec--in Switzerland, every household has a FULLY AUTOMATIC government-issued firearm! But we don't hear too much about the dangers of Switzerland...

    Guns are an enjoyable hobby, but I haven't spent much on it since I got back into model railroading. Admittedly, I don't have to drive out to the boonies to run my trains, or wear eye & ear protection when I do so--and there's no 10-day waiting period to buy a new engine!
  14. capt_turk

    capt_turk Member

    There was a town in Georgia that during one of the gun control and ban crazes a few years ago, made it a law that all head of households in that town had to own and know how to use a gun. They said the crime rate dropped in that town to almost nothing.
    I know if I was a criminal I'd damn sure stay away from that town! Kinda shows why our forefathers put the gun right in the constitution. Too bad so many of our rights and protections have gone out the window lately.
    The first thing you do to take freedom away from a people, is to disarm them!
  15. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

    Ha Turk, That would be my home town of Kennesaw Ga. The law was a simbolic gesture, in the fine print there are lots reasons you didn't have to have one if didn't want to. The law is still on the books by the way. For years Kennesaw was know locally as Gun City. As for the crime rate, it was already next to nothing, but it shore didn't go up! Kennesaw is also the home of the locomotive "General" and the start of the "Great locomotive chase" during the Civil war.
  16. theBear

    theBear Member

    Nope that's not the reason. The reason is to give us guys an excuse for wasting 1/2 of our "spare" time [​IMG].

    Honey, I ran out of _______ and need to go to the local _____ to get more, I'll be right back [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG].
  17. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Dave: your nuumbers cover accidental deaths only.
    What about intentional ones?
  18. YakkoWarner

    YakkoWarner Member

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    Dave: your nuumbers cover accidental deaths only.
    What about intentional ones?

    By doctors or guns?

    First they went after the smokers. I didn't say anything because I don't smoke. Then they went after the SUV drivers. I didn't say anything because I don't drive an SUV. Next they went after the fast food resturaunts. I didn't say anything because I don't eat fast food. Finally, they went after the gun owners. That was a mistake because, well, we have guns.
  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    When guns are outlawed................can we go back to using swords!??? :D :D :D
  20. capt_turk

    capt_turk Member

    Did a little checking on the internet for Kennasaw. The Kennasaw police dept's statisitcs show that the crime rate has decreased from 33-35% every year since the gun law was passed, even thought the population has increased significantly. Yeah..we need more restrictive gun laws!! lol
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