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    Guns are completely safe — as long as they’re unloaded, locked away, and never touched. But as soon as a bullet enters the chamber and a hand nears the trigger, guns become a serious hazard to children. In the United States 2,852 children and teenagers died of gunshot wounds in 2004, and more than four times that many suffered acute injuries — many of them in the home.
    Of course, the surest way to protect your child from guns is to keep them out of his life.


    When is a child old enough to use a gun responsibly?
    Never, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is what the distinguished organization has to say about children and guns: Never allow your child access to your gun(s). No matter how much instruction you may give him or her, a youngster in the middle years is not mature and responsible enough to handle a potentially lethal weapon. Certainly the recent wave of school massacres give ample evidence of that.


    http://www.cvshealthresources.com/topic/kidsguns



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    Our founding fathers beg to disagree.

    "To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."

    -Richard Henry Lee, Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress, initiator of the Declaration of Independence, and member of the first Senate, which passed the Bill of Rights.
    (source: http://www.constitution.org/mil/rkba1982.htm)

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    I dont shop at CVS but surely wont now.

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    Never even seen a CVS pharmacy around here, but if I do, I sure won't patronize it now......

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    mailto://customercare@cvs.com

    Subject: http://www.cvshealthresources.com/topic/kidsguns

    You wrote "Certainly the recent wave of school massacres give ample evidence of that." The bad guy shooters are vastly beyond the "middle years" of which a parent must be concerned. I wonder, is CVS so careless as this with facts and statistics in medicine?

    Doug Huffman
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    Thanks Doug. I shall email them.

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    Doug Huffman wrote:
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    Subject: http://www.cvshealthresources.com/topic/kidsguns

    You wrote "Certainly the recent wave of school massacres give ample evidence of that." The bad guy shooters are vastly beyond the "middle years" of which a parent must be concerned. I wonder, is CVS so careless as this with facts and statistics in medicine?

    Doug Huffman
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    Dear Doug Huffman,

    Thank you for contacting CVS.com.

    After reviewing your comments, we have forwarded them to the appropriate group at CVS for consideration.

    If you require further assistance, please contact us by email at customercare@cvs.com or by phone at (888) 607-4287.

    As always, thank you for choosing CVS.com.

    Sincerely, Derek Dubois
    Customer Care Department
    http://www.CVS.com
    (888) 607-4CVS (4287)
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    Here are some other statistics that they need to look at if they are really concerned about child safety.

    In 2003, for the United States, the Centers for Disease Control reports that 28 children under age 10 died from accidental shots. With some 90 million gun owners and about 40 million children under 10, it is hard to find any item as commonly owned in American homes, as potentially as lethal, that has as low of an accidental death rate.

    From 1995 to 2001 only about nine of these accidental gun deaths each year involve a child under 10 shooting another child or themselves.

    Over 1,400 children were killed by cars, almost 260 of those deaths were young pedestrians. Bicycle and space heater accidents take many times more children’s lives than guns. Over 90 drowned in bathtubs. The most recent yearly data available indicates that over 30 children under age 5 drowned in five-gallon plastic water buckets.

    When they use a statistic like "2,852 children and teenagers died of gunshot wounds in 2004" they include intentional murders and gang violence against people up to 20 years of age. Not just accidents involving children.



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    Gordie wrote:
    Here are some other statistics that they need to look at if they are really concerned about child safety.

    In 2003, for the United States, the Centers for Disease Control reports that 28 children under age 10 died from accidental shots. With some 90 million gun owners and about 40 million children under 10, it is hard to find any item as commonly owned in American homes, as potentially as lethal, that has as low of an accidental death rate.

    From 1995 to 2001 only about nine of these accidental gun deaths each year involve a child under 10 shooting another child or themselves.

    Over 1,400 children were killed by cars, almost 260 of those deaths were young pedestrians. Bicycle and space heater accidents take many times more children’s lives than guns. Over 90 drowned in bathtubs. The most recent yearly data available indicates that over 30 children under age 5 drowned in five-gallon plastic water buckets.

    When they use a statistic like "2,852 children and teenagers died of gunshot wounds in 2004" they include intentional murders and gang violence against people up to 20 years of age. Not just accidents involving children.

    Here is some newer data; from 2005 (most recent data) for pediatric age children 0-15 years of age.

    Accidental Discharge of firearm 75

    Falls 82

    Poison 92

    Drowning 810

    Fire 1,270

    Transportation 2,340

    The only way to come near to their total is to include all non accidental deaths and the data foryoung adults, which goes clear up to 25.

    My figures are for 2005, but they don't really change much year to year/

    If they really care about children, they will get them out of cars.

    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm

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    BTW, I got the same reply from them as Doug.

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    Me and CVS......"Quoth the raven, "Nevermore""

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    What is funny about these numbers is that they tend to include "children" involved in gang banging, drug dealing and illicit behavior. Most of the "cildren" shot by firearms are seasoned bad guys in their teens. Of course, they wouldn't get shot if we made it illegal for them to have guns... right? Oh wait, it already is illegal for them to have guns. Didn't they know that?

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    Is this guy old enough? He is 4 already.





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    I open carry in the CVS that I use all of the time, never had any problems.
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    American Academy of Pediatricians appears to be their source and I think we all know what kind of agenda they are pushing what with their recommended questionnaires for parents including guns in the home and such.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    Damn.. and I just had my perscriptions filled at CVS....

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    deepdiver wrote:
    American Academy of Pediatricians appears to be their source and I think we all know what kind of agenda they are pushing what with their recommended questionnaires for parents including guns in the home and such.
    I've already instructed my family to answer "Since the CDC reports that more people were killed by bad doctors and hospitals than by guns, we choose not to answer."

    BTW, the Walgreens website only advises keeping guns and ammo separate and locked up. They make no mortality report.

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    richarcm wrote:
    In the United States 2,852 children and teenagers died of gunshot wounds in 2004
    More like 2,800 were gangstas killed by other gangstas, and the other 52 might actually qualify as "children".

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    I wonder how many children died from getting the wrong prescription from a CVS Pharmacy?

    It's estimated there are as many as 7,000 deaths annually in the United States from incorrect prescriptions and pharmacy regulators say the problem is getting worse
    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/rx/cvs_rx.html

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    "2,852 children and teenagers died of gunshot wounds in 2004"

    Here are some recent statistics from the http://www.iihs.org (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety):

    A total of 4,946 teenagers ages 13-19 died in motor vehicle crashes in 2007

    A total of 1,264 children (children below age 13) died in motor vehicle crashes in 2007



    In order to save the lives of 6210 children, we should probably outlaw automobiles...

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    Right Wing Wacko wrote:
    I wonder how many children died from getting the wrong prescription from a CVS Pharmacy?

    It's estimated there are as many as 7,000 deaths annually in the United States from incorrect prescriptions and pharmacy regulators say the problem is getting worse
    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/rx/cvs_rx.html
    Looks like pharmacies are far more dangerous than guns. Maybe we should push to ban drugstores.

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    I'm thinkin that CVS wants to get their foot in the door of the Obamanation to let nObama know they're anti-gun too. sheesh
    I HATE Progressives LOL
    Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. Thomas Jefferson

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    I imagine that soon they will drop the 'progressive' and reclaim their Democrat heritage - oh, and liberal-left too! 'Progressive' was only to avoid being painted with the Clinton-Gore brush. Progressive means 'change willy-nilly and damn the consequences'.

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    OK, that's it guys. We've got to get some legislation working to ban cars, doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, gangs, and violence in general. Better yet we could pass a law that says it is a felony to die. That should fix it.
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    Reply to my imaginary 12-year-old daughter:

    I'm sorry, dear, but you may not cut up the onions and bell peppers for the fajitas, even though I am right here looking over your shoulder, because you are"not mature and responsible enough to handle a potentially lethal weapon."

    These people blow my mind. PatriotWarrior

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