Guns vs. doctors, hammers, knives, bats and fists

BettyJean Downing Kling: The Majority United

Doctors : * Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.

1-The number of physicians in the United States is 700,000.
2-Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
3-Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171  

Guns:  *Statistics courtesy of FBI  

1-The number of gun owners in the United States is 80,000,000. (Yes, that’s 80 million)
2-The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.

3-The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .0000188  

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

FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT-Almost everyone has at least one doctor. This means you are over 9,000 times more likely to be killed by a doctor as by a gun owner!


I had two daughters; Denise Richardson and Louisa Richardson. George Hartwig shot my daughter Louisa in the head with a shotgun while he was out without bail after having bludgeoned her sister’s head in with a hammer. Shall we now ban hammers also? What about knives and bats? What about strangulation?

Two thirds of all 1992 US murders were accomplished with firearms. Sharp instruments were used in 17% of murders and blunt instruments in about 6%the remainder in strangulation and poisoning.

Remember, ‘Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.’  Protect our gun rights!

In a Memphis, Tennessee study, 85% of murderers and 75% of murder victims were intoxicated during the murder. A review of 331 American medical examiner (coroner) studies published between 1975 and 1995 found that victims tested positive for alcohol in 29% of suicides, 38.5% of unintentional injury deaths, 39.7% of motor vehicle deaths and 47.1% of homicides. Half of those murdered by drowning were intoxicated at the time, but only 16% of those murdered by strangling or suffocation were intoxicated [ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE 33(6):659-668 (1999)]. This could mean that it pays to be able to put up a fight! However, the vast majority of murder victims were killed by gunshot or stabbing/cutting of which 30.6% and 43.0% of the victims were intoxicated, respectively. The higher rate of intoxication for stabbings may indicate a greater impulsiveness for crimes committed with this kind of weapon (grabbing for a handy knife or pair of scissors in a moment of drunken rage).

A good piece of advice would be, “Don’t hang-around with (or marry-into) a bad crowd.” That includes associations with dangerous people, such as those who drink excessively, who use drugs or display anger management or control problems. If you find yourself with a dangerous person get away from them at the first signs of a problem and report the abuse immediately.

Next put yourself in a position of power – it may save your life!

An abuser is less likely to bully those who are armed and able to protect themselves. They usually move on to unprotected persons easier to victimize. George Hartwig would never have returned to the scene of the crime had he known a gun would be there waiting for him! If he had perhaps it would have been his brains on the walls, not my daughter’s! I like the second scenario better – how about you?

In the United States, law-abiding uses of guns outnumber criminal uses by about a factor of 1000 to 1,[8] and the removal of guns from everyone eliminates the lawful use of self-defense and its deterrent effect. “Americans use firearms to defend themselves from criminals at least 764,000 times a year.”[9] Specific examples of guns being used successfully in self-defense are easy to find.[10] “In 1982, a survey of imprisoned criminals found that 34% of them had been “scared off, shot at, wounded or captured by an armed victim.”[9] When Florida began allowing its citizens to carry a concealed weapon, Florida‘s firearm homicide rate fell by 37% while the national average increased by 15%.


4 Responses

  1. *1 in 4 women experience physical, mental, and/or emotional abuse by their intimate partner, often referred to as domestic violence or intimate partner violence

    *Last year 32,000 lost their jobs due to Domestic Violence absences and on the job harassment

    *Which resulted in 8 million days of lost work

    *Millions lost in revenue and

    *18.5 million mental health visits

    *Billions spent in programs that represent the aftermath effects of violence (social services, law enforcement, criminal justice programs, DV programs, etc)

    *But most importantly, 2,500 people died last year from Intimate Partner violence and thousands remain missing and unaccounted for.

    Visit: for information on creating an Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit to document your situation in case of serious injury or death!

  2. “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” Thomas Jefferson

    • I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.- Where once I believed myself to have a “relationship” with my government and the Democratic Party, I discern, in fact, that I have a parasite. The Naturopath, the Chiropractor and the Nutritionist assert the innate power of the body to heal itself when proper balance is maintained. To release a parasite and recover the balance needed for good health, consider natural remedies. As for the guns, it’s just begs responsibility. When a killer can plead temporary insanity or accidental shooting, the notion of Second Amendment rights is occluded by the notion of threat intended to compensate for absence of the labor of the industrious. Likewise, within a community of healthy, independent and industrious citizens work together to secure for themselves and posterity, a government that is of them, by them and for them, the operating word being FOR the People, not the parasites.

  3. A gun is a weapon designed to discharge a projectile. The projectile may be solid, liquid, gas or energy and may be free, as with bullets ….. for details.

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