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Should CAP (Child Access Prevention) Gun Laws Be Passed?

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Accidental shootings unfortunately and tragically take the lives of children in the United States. Our country has a proud history of the right to bear arms. It is a constitutional guarantee. Many gun proponents argue that no laws should impinge on the constitutional right to bear arms. Others, however, argue that some restrictions and safeguards should be put in place for the protection of children and others. Any gun laws can bring out a heated debate. Frederick Rivara is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Wahington. Dr. Rivara wrote an article for the Seatte Times that advocated for the implementation of CAP (Child Access Protection) laws in the State of Washington as well as other States. An important issue is how to protect children from access to guns kept in the home and other locations. Dr. Rivara points out that gun, cable, or trigger locks effectively decrease the incidents of deaths from guns in the home. Child safety should be a universal goal and mission for all parents, schools, day care centers, and the community. Unfortunately, whether it is a gun that is not properly stored or other dangerous item or condition, children are injured every day due to a lack of safety precautions. Yes, some children are injured due to an unforeseeable accident or incident; however, it should be pointed out that many child injuries are preventable with due care and common sense. See Gun Safety – Doctor Advocates fro CAP (Child Access Protection Laws).

When a child suffers a personal injury, a parent often is faced with many challenges and issues including medical care, medical bills, insurance, and other issues. David Wolf is a Child Injury Lawyer with over 20 years of legal experience who has dedicated his entire career to the protection and enforcement of the rights of children. As the author of the book – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – Mr. Wolf provides parents of an injured child practical advice when dealing with these challenges. The book has chapters on Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, Homeowner’s Insurance, Automobile Accidents, Medical Bills / Treatment, and other topics. You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.