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Food For Thought is it Guns or Doctors

Let's put it all in perspective!

Think about this;

a.  The number of physicians in the US is 700,000.

b.  Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year is 120,000.

c.  Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.

(US Dept.  of Health & Human Services)

Then think about this;

a.  The number of gun owners in the US is 80,000,000.

b.  The number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) is 1,500.

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Where There Are Guns, There Are Suicides: Study

Tue Aug 27, 2002

By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Suicide rates tend to be higher in US regions where a higher percentage of households have guns, researchers report.

More people kill themselves using guns than by all other suicide methods combined, according to Dr. Matthew Miller and his colleagues at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Guns Rights Leader Fired Up Over FBI Weapons Bungling

By Jim Burns
CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
August 07, 2002

(CNSNews.com) - The Justice Department's own admission that the FBI lost track of an estimated 775 weapons during a period of just over two years is giving a gun rights group more ammunition to attack gun control efforts.

"How can you expect the federal government to control illegal guns when it can't even keep track of its own firearms?" asked Alan Gottlieb, head of the Second Amendment Foundation.

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Lost And Found: The Meaning Of The Second Amendment

An Excerpt From The Second Amendment in Law and History

Robert J. Spitzer is Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York, College at Cortland.

Jul 11 2002

Editor's Note: Copyright © 2000 The Second Amendment in Law and History: Historians and Constitutional Scholars on the Right to Bear Arms. Ed. Carl T. Bogus. Reprinted by permission of The New Press.

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The Wide Open Range Of America's Gun Market

Buying And Selling Guns Has Never Been Easier

Jun 27 2002

by Tom Diaz

Tom Diaz is senior policy analyst at the Violence Policy Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group working to reduce gun violence. He has worked as a journalist and was Democratic counsel to the Crime Subcommittee of the House of Representatives from 1993 to 1997.

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The World's Gun Dump

China, Japan And Brazil Export To Us The Guns Prohibited At Home

Tom Diaz is senior policy analyst at the Violence Policy Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group working to reduce gun violence. He has worked as a journalist and was Democratic counsel to the Crime Subcommittee of the House of Representatives from 1993 to 1997.

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The Racist Roots of Gun Control

by Clayton E. Cramer

This appeared in the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, 4:2 [Winter, 1995]. The printed form has different footnote numbering, and a few of the modern sources have been changed from electronic archives to printed versions of the same documents. (There may have been a very few minor changes in wording.)

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Why You Need Guns: The Bottom Line

by Brad Edmonds

It’s good to review this occasionally to keep the information fresh, especially since both sides of Capitol Hill are still on the attack against you: There are three reasons you need guns – to defend yourself and your property from common criminals; to defend against foreign invasion; and to defend yourself from your government.

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Gun-control elitists hate, fear common people

Charley Reese

May 3, 2001

Probably no subject generates more lies and deliberate distortions of the facts than gun control.

It's easy to understand once you comprehend that the motivation is to disarm the common citizens of the United States. The talk may be about crime or safety or children, but the goal is to disarm the common citizens.

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