Fact: Medical mistakes kill 400,000 people per year – the equivalent of almost three fully loaded Boeing 747 jet crashes per day – or about 286 times the rate of all accidental firearm deaths.192 This translates into 1 in 6 doctors causing an accidental death, and 1 in 56,666 gun owners doing the same.
U.S. Accidental Fiream Deaths
Fact: Only 2% of gun deaths are from accidents, and some insurance investigations indicate that many of these may not be accidents after all.193
Fact: Around 2,000 patients each year – six per day – are accidentally killed or injured in hospitals by registered nurses.