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Study: BB guns injure thousands of youths
CNN ^ | AP

Posted on 11/01/2004 12:49:57 PM PST by JFK_Lib

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- A study has found that air rifles, paintball pistols and BB guns injure as many as 21,000 Americans each year, undermining the notion that such weapons are harmless in the hands of young people. Nonpowder guns kill an average of four Americans yearly, and from 1990 to 2000, there were 39 such deaths -- 32 of children younger than 15, according to a report in November's issue of Pediatrics. The report, published Monday, comes just two weeks after the BB gun death of an 8-year-old South Carolina boy accidentally killed by a 13-year-old friend. The pellet pierced the boy's heart, said Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

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KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; gun; guncontrol; gungrabbers; gunrights; guns; safetynazis
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Can you just hear it already?
1 posted on 11/01/2004 12:49:57 PM PST by JFK_Lib
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To: JFK_Lib

"You'll poke your eye out!"


2 posted on 11/01/2004 12:50:31 PM PST by Pyro7480 (Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, sancta Dei Genitrix.... sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper...)
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To: JFK_Lib

almost here....24 straight hours of A Christmas Story


3 posted on 11/01/2004 12:51:27 PM PST by stylin19a (It's called GOLF because all the other 4 letter words were taken)
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To: Pyro7480

"You'll poke your eye out!"



lmao!


4 posted on 11/01/2004 12:51:48 PM PST by rockabyebaby (What goes around, comes around!)
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To: Pyro7480

Well, I think to be fair, we have to ban air guitars
too!

MV


5 posted on 11/01/2004 12:51:52 PM PST by madvlad
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To: JFK_Lib

YES, AND BAN SUVs TOO!


6 posted on 11/01/2004 12:51:53 PM PST by MisterRepublican
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To: JFK_Lib

Ban Democrats, they are much more dangerous.


7 posted on 11/01/2004 12:52:23 PM PST by wvobiwan (Kerry/Edwards Foreign Policy Slogan: Accept our surrender or we'll sue!)
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To: JFK_Lib
undermining the notion that such weapons are harmless in the hands of young people.

Whoever said that? Young people raised by human parents are taught to respect all dangerous things, including things in the kitchen drawers.
8 posted on 11/01/2004 12:53:07 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Ignorance, bigotry, envy, and gluttony are a few floor joists in the democratic platform.)
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To: Pyro7480
air rifles, paintball pistols and BB guns injure as many as 21,000 Americans each year

Define...injure

9 posted on 11/01/2004 12:53:13 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: madvlad
If air is outlawed, only outlaws will have air!

The horror.....the..horror!

10 posted on 11/01/2004 12:53:25 PM PST by paulcissa (Only YOU can prevent liberalism.)
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To: JFK_Lib

If Kerry is elected: "These weapons are silent killers and leave no cartridge cases behind for law enforcement to track down criminals. They serve no sporting purpose in either duck hunting or deer hunting, so are not covered by either half of the second amendment. I am signing an executive order today to ban their sale and possession."


11 posted on 11/01/2004 12:54:33 PM PST by Sender (I love watching the final spastic throes of the Kerry faithful...as they ravage one another...)
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To: All

Hear this loud and clear......

You can no longer take a bath......You may drown......


12 posted on 11/01/2004 12:54:59 PM PST by xtremepoison61
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To: JFK_Lib

"You'll shoot your eye out, kid!"


13 posted on 11/01/2004 12:55:00 PM PST by Ladysmith (Uhhh, kin ah git me a huntin' license here?...)
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To: MisterRepublican
BAN GRAVITY!

Don't want those little darlings fall outta trees now, do we?

14 posted on 11/01/2004 12:55:14 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: JFK_Lib

Sorry the fault lies in the parents of these kids. You teach them a healthy respect for the gun and how to safely carry and use it. This is a sad fact that parents will give a kid a pellet or BB gun without doing this.


15 posted on 11/01/2004 12:55:19 PM PST by reagandemo (The battle is near are you ready for the sacrifice?)
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To: rockabyebaby

16 posted on 11/01/2004 12:55:20 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I'm George W. Bush and I approved this message.)
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To: MisterRepublican

Ban SUV's and yachts named Scarmouche



http://kerrymyths.edcnet.com/6populist.htm


17 posted on 11/01/2004 12:55:31 PM PST by rockabyebaby (What goes around, comes around!)
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To: JFK_Lib

Alcohol overdoses kill 1100 teens/college students every year.


18 posted on 11/01/2004 12:55:33 PM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: wvobiwan

Hear, hear!!


19 posted on 11/01/2004 12:55:47 PM PST by Ladysmith (Uhhh, kin ah git me a huntin' license here?...)
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To: Pyro7480
In 2000, there were 3,482 unintentional drownings in the United States, an average of nine people per day. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Keep your kids away from water. They are thousands of times more likely to drown than be injured by a BB gun.

20 posted on 11/01/2004 12:55:48 PM PST by L98Fiero
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To: Puppage
A study has found that air rifles, paintball pistols and BB guns injure as many as 21,000 Americans each year, undermining the notion that such weapons are harmless in the hands of young people. Nonpowder guns kill an average of four Americans yearly, and from 1990 to 2000, there were 39 such deaths

I am awestruck. This is ponderous!

Did you know that 4,000 college students DIE EACH YEAR FROM BENG DRINKING!!!

Which is worse, BB guns or Benge-Drinking by college students! Where is the outrage about Beng-Drinking!!!

21 posted on 11/01/2004 12:55:56 PM PST by Viet-Boat-Rider (((KERRY IS A NARCISSISTIC LIAR, GOLDBRICKER, AND TRAITOR!)))
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To: JFK_Lib

God forbid we should actually teach them how to safely use 'em.


22 posted on 11/01/2004 12:55:57 PM PST by brewcrew
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To: JFK_Lib

first air rifles... next air guitars....


23 posted on 11/01/2004 12:56:52 PM PST by RS (Just because they are out to get him doesn't mean he's not guilty)
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To: L98Fiero

"Injured" should be "killed". Sorry


24 posted on 11/01/2004 12:57:12 PM PST by L98Fiero
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To: brewcrew

teach kids!..............HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA That would be against their rights!


25 posted on 11/01/2004 12:57:51 PM PST by xtremepoison61
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To: brewcrew

"God forbid we should actually teach them how to safely use 'em."

Naw, if parents teach the kids how to use the item properly they can't sue the store, manufacturer, stockboy, beer company etc.......!


26 posted on 11/01/2004 12:58:00 PM PST by rockabyebaby (What goes around, comes around!)
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To: JFK_Lib
How many people a year die from butter knives, baseball bats, and skiing equipment?
27 posted on 11/01/2004 12:58:32 PM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: JFK_Lib

Ban Skates first!

March 2002, there were an estimated 50,000 emergency department visits and 1,500 hospitalisation among children and adolescence in the US per year with skateboard related injuries. Skateboarders are more likely to suffer more serioes injury than inline skaters and rollers. According to a study conducted by Osberg et al (1998) 50.8% had head injuries compared to 33.7% of inline skaters and 18% of rollers skaters.

According to the Injury Severity Score, injuries to skateboarders were eight times more likely to be severe or critical compared to roller skater¹s injuries, and skateboarder¹s injuries were more than twice as likely to be severe or critical compared to inline skaters injuries. Injuries include fatalities.

Don't even get me started on ski's and Bicycles.


28 posted on 11/01/2004 12:59:00 PM PST by bluecollarman (??????)
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To: Puppage
Injured:


29 posted on 11/01/2004 12:59:08 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Stay safe in the "sandbox" Greg! SOX FANS -NO MORE WAITING FOR NEXT YEAR!)
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To: Pyro7480


30 posted on 11/01/2004 12:59:10 PM PST by bwteim (bwteim = Begin With The End In Mind)
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To: JFK_Lib
Better get my full auto Drozd Bumblebee before it's outlawed!


31 posted on 11/01/2004 12:59:27 PM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: JFK_Lib

Bicycles kill hundreds and injure thousands every year (between 650 and 850 annual USA fatalities for most years between 1985 and 2002), but I doubt you'll see CNN advocate banning bicycles.


32 posted on 11/01/2004 12:59:54 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: JFK_Lib

What about wrist rockets and those dart guns and and lawn darts. Dodge Ball. Did I tell you about the time I got hit in the head with a baseball?????


33 posted on 11/01/2004 1:01:06 PM PST by Scales (Prevent outsourcing of national defense to France- Vote Bush Cheney)
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To: JFK_Lib
CNN? Hey, if it doesn't bother you to fund the left, go ahead and increment their hit counter.
34 posted on 11/01/2004 1:01:10 PM PST by newgeezer (Boycott CNN.com. If you don't want to fund the left, do not increment their hit counter.)
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To: JFK_Lib

First they ban guns that are too small.
Then they ban guns that are too big.
Then they ban guns that are too powerful.
Then they ban guns that are too weak.

And ain't it peculiar how Democrats accuse Bush of "exploiting 9/11" when they themselves cite 9/11 in their push for more anti-gun laws?

Hypocrisy, thy name is Democrat!


35 posted on 11/01/2004 1:01:40 PM PST by Prime Choice (Laura Bush is like everyone's sweetheart. Teresa Heinz-Kerry is like everyone's mother-in-law.)
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To: JFK_Lib

My grandfather wouldn't let my mother have a BB gun -- said it was too dangerous. Waited, got her a 22 caliber rifle. Less dangerous, because she wouldn't shoot someone as a joke.


36 posted on 11/01/2004 1:01:52 PM PST by forewarning
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To: Pyro7480

"...undermining the notion that such weapons are harmless in the hands of young people"

I can't think of anyone, among my family or friends, who might hold such a notion.

No reasonably well-adjusted person would hold any such notion.


37 posted on 11/01/2004 1:02:02 PM PST by Gefreiter ("Flee...into the peace and safety of a new dark age." HP Lovecraft)
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To: JFK_Lib

So does bath tubs


38 posted on 11/01/2004 1:02:39 PM PST by demlosers
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To: JFK_Lib

"You'll shoot your eye out!"

Yes I can hear the libral tear and jeers and all the whining already.


39 posted on 11/01/2004 1:02:40 PM PST by raivyn
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To: Fierce Allegiance

"Does this look infected to you?"


40 posted on 11/01/2004 1:03:03 PM PST by Prime Choice (Laura Bush is like everyone's sweetheart. Teresa Heinz-Kerry is like everyone's mother-in-law.)
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To: JFK_Lib

Elect Kerry and live happily ever after?


41 posted on 11/01/2004 1:03:16 PM PST by Old Professer (About the hearty and haughty the humble harbor a horrid hatred that hobbles the heavy heart.)
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To: TC Rider

when i was in insurance defense, to be fair, there were numerous injury to eye suits from paintball establishments.


42 posted on 11/01/2004 1:03:36 PM PST by job ("God is not dead nor doth He sleep")
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To: All

Air rifles are a rite of passage for young boys. As a gift from parents it denotes a certain trust in the boy by the parents. It also signifies responsibility, that the boy will be responsible terrorizing only tin cans as only an air rifle can.
It assists the boy in learning basic rifle safety and marksmanship skills. It gets the kid outdoors and away from neeentendo. It also brings a father and son together as little else can.


In respect for the Viking Kitties I will not mention what I use my air rifle for.


43 posted on 11/01/2004 1:03:59 PM PST by Stopislamnow
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To: Fierce Allegiance
also an injury.....


44 posted on 11/01/2004 1:04:23 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Viet-Boat-Rider

Is that Mercedes Beng drinking or good, old-fashioned booze?


45 posted on 11/01/2004 1:04:42 PM PST by Old Professer (About the hearty and haughty the humble harbor a horrid hatred that hobbles the heavy heart.)
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To: JFK_Lib

Has anyone ever done a study on how many kids get hurt from "stick guns?" ....Good grief...


46 posted on 11/01/2004 1:05:12 PM PST by housewife101
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To: bwteim

47 posted on 11/01/2004 1:05:21 PM PST by evets (God bless president George W. Bush)
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To: JFK_Lib

so do bicycles. why not take them away, too?


48 posted on 11/01/2004 1:06:13 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: madvlad
Well, I think to be fair, we have to ban air guitars too!

and air heads

49 posted on 11/01/2004 1:07:07 PM PST by handy (Forgive me this day, my daily typos...The Truth is not a Smear!)
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To: JFK_Lib

"Nonpowder guns kill an average of four Americans yearly"

This will turn into "Nonpowder guns kill an average of forty American children daily" by the time it has gone through a few translations.


50 posted on 11/01/2004 1:08:50 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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