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Write to CVS Pharmacy

Discussion in 'Activism' started by bdickens, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. conw

    conw Senior Member

    Aug 17, 2007

    Pic of Woolston there.

    Google search showed he has also written for United Nation-related publications...in-ter-esting.

    I like the idea about telling Walgreens why we (I) will give them business, in addition to complaining!

    In fact, I think I'll go there now :)
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2008
  2. SHusky57

    SHusky57 Member

    Nov 6, 2008
    Just something of a side note. I did gun sales at an outdoors store and nothing bothered me more (other than some absolute morons) than when parents would want to buy a gun.... not tell their kids it's in the house, not teach their kids safety rules, and just assume that their kids would never find it.

    I know a lot of people who grew up around guns, learned safety early on, and never had any problems. It just frightens me that a parent would want to shelter their kids from guns to the point of not even taking them out shooting and showing them how dangerous they are, and then teaching safe handling. If your only defense against your kid shooting himself is "I hid it" and "they didn't know there was one in the house" that's just not really a defense. Kids need to learn safety, not irrational fear and paranoia. This applies to guns, alcohol, sex, and every other controversial topic. Obviously it should be age appropriate, but how many "accidental" deaths could be prevented if some idiot taught there kid "treat all guns as loaded", "even with the magazine removed there is a round in the chamber", and "do not point at anything you do not want to shoot at."

    Anyways, one quick story. A family of morons bought a Rossi revolver for home protection. Idiot dad was wearing a highway patrol hat. He was obviously not a trooper judging by his gut. Mom wanted to become a cop. At checkout, dad opens the box to see if a trigger lock will fit on said revolver. In doing so he a) does not open the cylinder to verify unloaded, b) points the gun at his kids head while trying to put on the trigger lock and c) when I interject and tell him he should always open the cylinder to verify that it is unloaded he responds, "well [dur da dur] we knew it was unloaded." And if the gun is for home protection, what good is one of those damn trigger locks going to do that takes 15 minutes to get off? Oh well.... I just hope he doesn't point loaded (it's loaded until it's verified unloaded IMO) weapons at his kids heads while fumbling with the trigger mechanism.
  3. brin747

    brin747 New Member

    Nov 18, 2008
    Somewhere in the woods, NH
    Very well said Shushky! When I made the decision to purchase guns and learn to use them I decided we would do it as a family. My wife and I went first and took a private class at a local range with an NRA certified instructor, then I took my boys in for a class with the same guy.

    We constantly talk safety and the rules of safety, and we practice together while all watching each other for unsafe practices.

    It just makes good sense...
  4. kludge

    kludge Senior Member

    Jun 15, 2006
    My e-mail:

    Subject: Pharmacy Choice

    Dear CVS,

    Thank you for making my choice in pharmacy much simpler. I will no longer be shopping at any of your stores. I also have a wife and five children who will no longer be using your pharmacy or the MinuteClinic.

    Why you ask?


    As a firearms instructor who teaches kids, youth, and adults about gun safety, your web page is only thinly veiled anti-gun propaganda intended to strike fear into the unknowing, rather than giving those people respect and learning (like all forms of bigotry and prejudice).

    I will also be contacting friends and family to ask them to also boycott CVS. Since I am the president of a gun club, this could be well over two hundred people, plus their families. And I'm sure they know people too.

    Thank you for you time,
  5. ultradoc

    ultradoc Senior Member

    May 20, 2008
    Did my part!!
  6. AllAmerican

    AllAmerican Member

    Dec 9, 2008
    East Coast of Florida
    I wrote to them yesterday and got a standard reply. Walgreens simply says store ammo away from the guns.
  7. donaldb

    donaldb New Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Looks like out letters did some good, if you go to the site the pages is missing now. :)
  8. CentralTexas

    CentralTexas Senior Member

    Jun 2, 2004
    Austin Texas

    To the High Road crew!
  9. DutchmanDick

    DutchmanDick Member

    Sep 3, 2006
    Well, there's no CVS pharmacy anywhere near me, but I cartainly wouldn't shop there if there was one!:barf:

    When I was 3, my parents used to take me to the rifle range near Alameda Naval Base, CA (where my dad was stationed, aboard the USS "Hancock", CVA-19), when they went plinking. Had my own set of "Mickey-Mouse ears" to protect my young ears (still have 'em, too!).

    My dad started teaching me gun safety and shooting properly when I was about 7 or 8 years old, starting with an old lever-action Daisy BB gun, shooting down our long hallway into a cardboard box packed with old newspapers.

    My first gun capable of firing a truly lethal projectile was the .45 caliber CVA " English Belt Pistol" one of my uncles gave me for Christmas (along with a pound of Goex FFFg and some lead balls) when I was 9. Probably the coolest gift a 9-year-old could get, IMHO:D

    My grandfather (on my father's side) gave me a 16-gauge Stevens ("Ranger") Model 520A and a Ward' "Western Field" 20-gauge pump when I was 12. I used the 16-gauge with slugs the first time I ever went deer hunting, at age 15 (didn't get anything, though - but that's because I didn't SEE anything to shoot!)

    When I was 13, I built a .32 caliber CVA squirrel rifle from a kit, with only a little help from Dad. I paid for half of it from my allowance, and my parents paid for the other half.

    When I was 16, my parents told me that if I wanted a Ruger 10-22, I again had to come up with half of the money - which I did.

    When I was 17, I bought a $99.00 Spiller and Burr .36 caliber brass-framed revolver kit from Dixie Gunworks. Actually, I gave the money to my mom, who then filled out the order, as Dixie would not sell guns or kits to anyone under 18 years of age. My chemistry teacher even gave me some saltpeter from the lab supplies to make nitrated paper for revolver cartridges (didn't work too well, as in ignorance I had used too heavy a thickness of paper - now I know better...:rolleyes:)

    Funny, I never did turn into a crazed psychopath, massacre my classmates and teachers, or shoot a friend, family member, acquaintance, or even a total stranger, accidentally or otherwise...
  10. TooTaxed

    TooTaxed Senior Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    Columbus, Georgia
    I just tried to find the CVS link to "kidsnguns" provided in the initial EMAIL...they seem to have pulled it.

    Good work, fellows! :D
  11. Docgmt

    Docgmt Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Boycotting CVS for predatory towing

    A second reason to never go into a CVS ever again. :fire:

    I had already stopped going to CVS along with thousands of people who have had their cars towed by private companies hired by CVS to “keep the parking lots clear for "customers” in metropolitan areas. N.J., N.Y. & D.C. My daughter had her car towed after she walked into a CVS to pick up meds, car was gone within 5 min of walking in. Towing company claimed their spotter did not see her go into the store. What customer service!!! a spotter across the street, the towing companies are making a killing hooking every car they can. Even though she was a customer it still cost her $$$ to get her car back.:cuss: http://towingutopia.blogspot.com/2008/09/predatory-towing-is-great-way-to-kill.html
  12. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Senior Member

    Nov 21, 2008
  13. TooTaxed

    TooTaxed Senior Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    Columbus, Georgia
    This isn't quite on the subject, but as there's been discussion on kids and guns...

    As a range safety officer I've started providing kids (and some grownup newbies) a short, basic course on safe gun handling. I find that almost universally when newbies pick up a pistol they have their finger on the trigger instead of along the frame of the gun above the trigger. And when they look at the pistol they hold it sideways pointing at someone rather than in a safe direction. First things to teach...:scrutiny:

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