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Fri Oct 19, 2012, 05:42 AM

Gun-Free Home Is Safest for Kids

NEW ORLEANS -- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reinforced its long-standing message that the safest home for children and teens is one without guns, while maintaining that it is not an "anti-gun" organization.

Since its last policy statement on firearm-related injuries in 2000, new evidence has bolstered the position that the risks of injury, suicide, and death are higher in homes with guns, according to M. Denise Dowd, MD, MPH, a pediatrician at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., and one of the lead authors of the policy statement.

Thus, the guidance, published online in Pediatrics and released just days before of the Academy's annual meeting, continues to say that the most effective way to keep children safe from firearm-related injuries and deaths is to keep guns out of homes and communities.

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/GeneralPediatrics/35392

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Reply Gun-Free Home Is Safest for Kids (Original post)
SecularMotion Oct 2012 OP
Kolesar Oct 2012 #1
hack89 Oct 2012 #7
Kolesar Oct 2012 #8
hack89 Oct 2012 #12
trouble.smith Oct 2012 #22
Trunk Monkey Oct 2012 #19
glacierbay Oct 2012 #9
Kolesar Oct 2012 #13
Clames Oct 2012 #16
glacierbay Oct 2012 #17
Simo 1939_1940 Oct 2012 #23
ProgressiveProfessor Oct 2012 #18
ileus Oct 2012 #2
holdencaufield Oct 2012 #3
Reasonable_Argument Oct 2012 #4
hack89 Oct 2012 #5
pipoman Oct 2012 #6
Kolesar Oct 2012 #10
pipoman Oct 2012 #11
Kolesar Oct 2012 #14
pipoman Oct 2012 #15
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 2012 #20
jbgood1977 Oct 2012 #21
petronius Oct 2012 #24

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 05:50 AM

1. Huge numbers of the huge numbers of gun owners in America are irresponsible

They should not own guns because they are too stupid to secure them. They do other stupid things, like using guns as noisemakers for entertainment.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:04 AM

7. Huge numbers of Americans are irresponsible when it comes to dangerous things - period

my daily commute is a constant reminder.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:17 AM

8. 100 million guns for this stupid population is not a good thing...eom

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:21 AM

12. Gun safety classes in school would be a good start

people can be taught.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 03:24 AM

22. I actually was taught firearms safety in high school back in 1987.

 

we were also allowed to bring guns to school too as a matter of fact because the club I was in would frequently go fox hunting right after school. Those were very good times. Nobody was ever hurt either btw.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:04 PM

19. I think your count is low by about 250 million NT

 

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:18 AM

9. Surely you have stats. you can post here

 

backing up your claims. I mean, you make a wild accusation and then don't back it up with any proof and then expect us to believe it?

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:22 AM

13. Watch Bowling for Columbine...eom

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:46 AM

16. He said stats not garbage.

 

Maybe you don't know the difference

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:49 AM

17. I said stats

 

not a propaganda film, you know, something from a reputable source, not a blowhard.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 11:10 AM

23. Watch Bowling for Columbine if you enjoy being fed garbage:

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 10:02 AM

18. So are a large number of voters

and their impact is arguable large than any other stupid group. Do you want to take their voting rights away?

Do you really want our rights and freedoms controlled an curtailed by what "stupid people" might do?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 06:34 AM

2. A pool free home is a better idea.

Bad news is we have both....I feel sad.

I'm fighting back tears now because my chillins are so abused.

Hell we even own 2 SUVs


One the plus side it looks like we'll be getting an ATV for the kids soon. Now there is a true kid killer.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 06:55 AM

3. And don't forget to put cushioning on the sharp corners ...

 

... teenagers can be remarkably clumsy.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 07:23 AM

4. *facepalm*

 

Burton said research shows that unintentional injuries and deaths from caused by firearms are less likely to occur among children and teens living in homes without guns.


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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:03 AM

5. Car free homes are even safer. nt

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:04 AM

6. The various pediatric associations have no credibility on this subject..

They disregard several recreational activities/products which are far more statistically dangerous. My theory is because most of these far more dangerous activities are more often found in the homes of peditricians than firearms are...they are hypocrites.

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Response to pipoman (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:19 AM

10. They disregard what? eom

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:21 AM

11. "several recreational activities/products which are far more statistically dangerous" EOM

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Response to pipoman (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:23 AM

14. Poor boy...eom

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:41 AM

15. Silly response...EOM

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 05:36 PM

20. re: "Gun-Free Home Is Safest for Kids"

That works until it (a Gun-Free Home) isn't for a particular kid.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 04:52 PM

24. I have no problem with them providing this sort of guidance: safety is

a gun owner's responsibility, and it's not a bad thing to have multiple sources of information and reminders. It's the same basic idea as having safety education in schools, which I support - and like the schools I hope the pediatricians are getting their info on firearms safety from people who know something about firearms.

What I would have a problem with is using this sort of data or policy as support for legislation intended to restrict gun ownership, or allowing gun ownership to affect access to medical care...

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