Who's More Dangerous?
An intriguing bit of information comes from a story reported by Reuters News dated March 10, 2000. In this article they reported, "Recent studies showing that three times as many people died last year because of doctor errors than by gunshot." This information has Americans split over whether there is a greater need for laws disciplining negligent doctors or careless gun owners. In the February Zogby American Values survey of 1,028 respondents nationwide, 43.1% of those surveyed thought that it was more important to pass legislation holding doctors accountable for their mistakes than the owners of guns used in a crime.
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