December 31, 2012

Britain's hospitals more dangerous than U.S. with 2nd Amendment

By way of my "blogfather" John Rosenberg, Iowahawk notes that "a Briton is 5 times more likely to die from government health care than an American is to die from a gunshot.”

... there are “nearly 12,000 preventable deaths in hospitals in England every year.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there were 11,493 firearms homicides in the U.S. in 2009, about the same number as deaths by hospital in Great Britain. Since the population of the U.S. is about five times greater than Great Britain’s 62 million, Iowahawk’s conclusion seems about right, if you substitute “die from a firearm homicide” for his “die from a gunshot.”

In related news, many "progressives" thought NRA chief Wayne LaPierre was nuts for asking for an armed cop in every school; however, just as these "progressives" have forgotten how George W. Bush "shredded the Constitution" now that Boss Obama is in office and has not only continued but upped these very same policies, they conveniently look the other way and slyly whistle when one asks about Bill Clinton's LaPierre-esque proposal back over a decade ago?

Posted by Hube at December 31, 2012 12:01 PM | TrackBack

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