Guns may kill 12,000 per year, but Hospitals kill 195,000.Submitted by JoshArizona on Sun, 12/23/2012 - 22:34
A few questions for Gun Control advocates:
If 12,000 gun deaths a year is reason enough to ban guns, then what about 195,000 medical malpractice deaths a year?
There are only 690,000 doctors in the United States, and between 150-200 million gun owners in the United States, is it not statistically true that doctors are more dangerous than gun owners?
Using this same standard, should we ban hospitals?
What about 32,000 deaths from automotive accidents, should we ban cars?
Why are guns a higher priority than motor vehicle fatalities, or medical malpractice fatalities?
Someone could say "Ah ha! But we need cars and hospitals, we don't need guns!"
The argument that we don't need guns is highly debatable, but lets consider for sake of argument something that we don't actually need, cigarettes and alcohol.
Annually around 435,000 people are killed by tobacco related illnesses and 83,000 die from alcohol related causes, should we have prohibition of cigarettes and alcohol?
Do we need a nanny state to protect us from every conceivable risk in life?
In Summer 2012 alone 137,000 people drowned, should we ban swimming?
On average 20,000 die every year from Sexually Transmitted Diseases, should we ban sexual intercourse?
I could come up with hundreds of examples, but you get the picture.