Never had one ask and those (like my dentist) that do know the answer could care less and own guns themselves.
When I go to the Doctor's, the first thing they do to me is weigh me. I ask do you want the weight with the gun on or off!
Yea...it's no big deal, until you get a notice in the mail saying that because you own and use firearms, a behavior that can be dangerous, you will not qualify for healthcare and will not be covered under "Obamacare". Then whats next? Those who have more than 2 speeding tickets can't be covered, because they engage in dangerous behavior. Then those who ride motorcycles, then who? Private pilots?, golfers?, did you run with scissors in your hand when you were a child? Just about anything can be construed to be dangerous.
To these people "doing good has no end". When that man in the White House told Sara Brady he was working on gun control measures "under the radar" you better believe he meant it.
Taking away their freedom to practice? Refusing to provide medically necessary healthcare based on a 'customer' not opening themselves to non-medical inquiries, especially when one's life can be negatively affected by such a refusal of service, & a business owner's rights to speech, whether it be at home or in their business, are not really comparable - are they?
Medical personnel are licensed, accredited, & are required by the state to meet a much higher standard of practice than the average business because of the importance of their services to the lives of the people. If these physicians are truly concerned for the well-being of their patients beyond the medical issues at hand, then they should strive to get their information to the patient in a less invasive way. How about referring them to a literature stand in the waiting area?
Requiring people to give up more information than is necessary or desired flies in the face of what this country stands for...IMO. The physician's freedom to get information to their clients is still there. The Florida law merely redirects the physician to focus on the purpose for which they are licensed for - to provide medical care.
It's none of their business, it has nothing to do with medicine, or medical treatment. It has everything to do with the A.M.A. pushing it's anti-gun agenda. Thank God I live in Florida, where our legislature was far-sighted enough to see this could become a problem and handled it quickly. :yup:
Wow, didn't think I'd stir that much emotion with this thread. Well, here's the scoop. Physical went well, no problems noted(until the blood work comes back), and nothing mentioned about the gun question. Makes me wonder if he even looked at it. What else is he missing...?
good nothing came of it.
I'm not sure how I would handle that question. I avoid doctors unless I'm bleeding, puking etc. I don't really see why they may want to know this info but I would be more inclined to say no.
Well, since I have a concealed carry permit, I figure the government is smart enough to know with relative certainty that I have a firearm regardless of my answer on the medical questionnaire. Or they could check hunter safety class records from 1989. Or check hunting license purchase records. There are plenty of ways to know that I own guns.
I think it would be amusing to answer along this line: >20 (as in "more than 20").
I was told that the question was asked so that I could be advised when I was given medications that would impact my judgement I would know not to handle a firearm. I thought this was a bit of a snow job answer. Seems to me this falls under the "not your business" banner. I did not respond to the question and it did not come up during the exam.
Ask your doctor what his actions will be if you answer yes to this question. Then, ask your doctor what will be his actions if you answer no. If your doctor says he will act the same given either answer, then the question is irrelevant and you should not bother to answer it.
This simple test is also a good one to apply to any proposed medical tests or procedures.