After hearing numerous demands for gun control since the Newtown tragedy, I did my own research.
Some may not like what they read but try to keep an open mind.
UNITED STATES POPULATION
NUMBER OF GUN OWNERS IN US
NUMBER OF GUNS OWNED BY PEOPLE IN US
NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED BY GUNS IN A YEAR
aprox. 35 deaths a day
[12,775 per year]
After listening to all the scare and fear mongering among the politicians about the violence from guns, I was astonished to see how low the percentage
is compared to the overall population and number of guns owned by the public.
Please note that the deaths by guns include homicide, suicide and killed by police.
Also, the numbers are "approximately" not definite.
NUMBER OF DOCTORS IN US
[include general practitioners and special doctors]
NUMBER OF DEATHS FROM MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
approx. 90,000 --reported in hospitals--
[some reports claim higher if include all medical services not provided in hospitals - Approx. 200,000]
In fact, I looked to find the top leading causes of death in the US and by guns is way down the list.
At the top is mostly health related.
Even car accident deaths is more than the gun deaths.
So when I look at the number of guns owned and the number of deaths per year [statistics may vary] the percentage is so low that I don't see why guns
are being attacked.
Many more Americans are dying each year from medical errors.
According to a national investigation conducted by Hearst newspaper and television journalists, about 200,000 people in America die each year from
preventable medical mistakes and hospital infections. “Dead By Mistake” reports that 98,000 Americans die each year from preventable medical
errors, and just as many die from hospital–acquired infections.
Preventable medical errors kill and seriously injure hundreds of thousands of Americans every year.
About 9 times more than by guns.
YES-- We need to enforce strict background checks for gun owners
YES-- There needs to be a rigorous training program for new gun owners
YES-- Parents with children need to be responsible for the guns and LOCK THEM UP
YES-- Mental evaluation tests should be taken into consideration
YES-- Keep guns away from the mentally impaired
YES-- People need to learn to be responsible when owning a gun
NO-- Do not blame guns for the killings. Only people are responsible.
NO-- Do Not take gun owners rights away
My angst is more with the Medical Field than with guns due to the fact it has affected me more personally.
My apologies if I have offended any one, that was not my intention.
I just don't like all the hype that has been surrounded around guns like that is the main cause of deaths in our country.
It simply isn't.....
[Out of 315 million+ people, about 13,000 are killed yearly by guns.]
I wish the Medical Field malpractice could get this kind of attention and the number of medical deaths and injuries could be paraded in the MSM so the
public could be aware of the truth.
I'd like to see the politicians carry on about putting a stop to it like they are with gun control.
edit on 3-1-2013 by snarky412 because: (no reason given)