Re: GUNS: Accidental Deaths

Eric Ruud (
Thu, 4 Mar 1999 07:04:31 -0800

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From: <> To: <> Date: Thursday, March 04, 1999 4:47 AM
Subject: Re: GUNS: Accidental Deaths

>Eric Ruud [] wrote:
>>It seems to me that there are certainly a LOT more cars and bathrooms than
>>there are guns.
>The generally accepted estimate for the number of guns in America is over
200,000,000, and growing rapidly as more and more anti-gun laws are
>passed. You can do the math.
Give me a few statistics and I'll do the math.

  1. Average time spent handling gun
  2. Average time spent in bathroom
  3. Average time spent in car

I'm not trying to manipulate data... I'm trying to use some meaningful statistics. For example, people might say that bees are more dangerous than great white sharks, simply because there are a greater number of bee deaths than great white deaths... you get where I'm going with this.