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How to respond to your doctor if s/he asks you about gun ownersip?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Green Lantern, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. Kiln

    Kiln Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    The data could be compiled over time and used to project firearm owners in a negative light. The small and seemingly harmless question can be turned into a negative statistic down the road to try and paint firearm ownership as a health concern.
  2. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    Los Anchorage
    Thankfully around here when doctors ask about firearms they're usually gun nuts.
  3. BoilerUP

    BoilerUP Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Clark Co, IN
    Like what?
  4. Mp7

    Mp7 Member

    Feb 28, 2008

    "Why, do i have any holes in my body that are not supposed to be there?"
  5. Resist Evil

    Resist Evil Member

    Apr 19, 2011
    Denver Metro
    My wife was suffering from a pain in her back. We decided to go to the ER. One question asked by the attending was do we have guns in the house. I answered that they are verrry dangerous. I don't know how she recorded my answer on her paperwork.
  6. wrc

    wrc Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    The Land of Pleasant Living
    Once you have a data set that includes self-reported facts like gun ownership, all sorts of correlations can be made with other data. Plausible "connections" can be made for the layman if the statistician carefully slices and dices the full data set.

    -Gun ownership correlates with depression among females 18-29? Sure!
    -Gun ownership correlates with incidence of heart disease among males 30-47? Not as crazy as it sounds, it's all in the data!

    The goal of the AMA, AAP, and APA through their push for medical practitioners to collect this data is to help them advance the case that "gun violence" and "gun ownership" is a "public health problem". It is not a benign way for your local physician to take an interest in your hobbies and health. It is a political act to advance the political cause of gun control.

    Once the data is collected, it is collected. It doesn't get uncollected. There are always unscrupulous researchers available to take that data and present findings that advance one agenda or another. Refer to the CDC back in the 90's.
  7. DoubleMag

    DoubleMag Member

    Sep 4, 2011
    I'm guessing the purpose of this post is a response to the President's recent Executive Order.
    Since that order has been issued it's a game changer IMHO and after scanning through almost all posts, I never saw a mention of the constitutionality of it all.

    My response...'' You're forms must be old.The Affordable Health Care Act forbids that question. You're technicallly in violation of the law by asking, and , any Executive Order does NOT override existing law."

    Remembering 1) I've probably had a long term relationship with the Doctor:)
    2) None of them, NONE, like:barf: the Affordable Health Care Act

    If it's a new doctor or an ER situation, I HAVE THE UPPER HAND of the law. I will ask to speak to the floor supervisor etc.

    Only question I have really is, what happens if you're en route to ER after a car wreck, and carrying your CHL appproved pistol. Obviously the hospital officer will secure all your property including your sidearm. Would hospital staff ''automatically'' report it in accordance with the new Exec rule??
  8. Robert

    Robert Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    Texan by birth, in Colorado cause I hate humidity
    It's none of their business. Answer however you feel the most comfortable.
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