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Who Is More Dangerous?
An interesting bit of information comes from a story reported by Reuters News dated March 10, 2000. In that article they reported, "Recent studies showing that three times as many people died last year as a result of physician mistakes 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.