This is a discussion on Got asked the Gun In The House ? today within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I've never seen that question before, but I would definitely answer along the lines of NOYFB....
I've never seen that question before, but I would definitely answer along the lines of NOYFB.
What a liberal idiot I can't believe he/she would even put a question on there like that. Wow amazing the what the sheep do.
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At my PCP, if he asked (which I doubt), I'd say "yup" got one here, too.
To which he likely say, as he does now, "Take the rig off and re-weigh" -- as he does now.
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
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Found a great site/resource about this:
Doctors For Sensible Gun Laws
Doctors for Sensible Gun Laws
Listing of articles available from their website:
Doctors for Sensible Gun Laws
Before you get up in arms (pun intended) about "sensible gun laws", these Drs are shooters, i.e.:
WHAT ARE SENSIBLE GUN LAWS?
A Position Statement by Doctors for Sensible Gun Laws
In order to be considered sensible, an existing or proposed gun law must meet the following conditions:
1. A sensible gun law must save more lives than it costs.
Research shows that guns are used much more often to prevent crimes than they are used to aid crimes. Therefore laws that hinder the ordinary citizen's right to self defense with a firearm tend to cause a net increase in crime.
2. A sensible law must make the best use of scarce public resources.
For example, the money spent enforcing the law might save more lives if it were invested in other areas, such as medical research, drug treatment programs or voluntary firearms safety training.
3. A proposed gun law must be backed up by good quality, peer reviewed research showing that it meets the above criteria.
Junk medical science has no place in public policy debates.
4. A sensible law is one that does not weaken our society by inflaming anti-government sentiment.
Many gun laws raise concern about increasing government control of people's lives and unreasonably limit their constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms. This breeds disrespect for the law and for our government.
5. A proposed law should be reviewed by a legislative committee equally represented by both sides of the issue to determine the unintended consequences of that law before it is presented for a final vote.
6. A sensible law must be Constitutional.
Lest anyone say that Doctors for Sensible Gun Laws are a group of extremists who do not support any gun laws, we offer some examples of gun laws that we consider sensible:
* It makes sense to prohibit carrying a gun when visiting a prison inmate or entering a high security military base.
* It is sensible to prohibit visitors from carrying guns into government facilities that are likely targets of terrorists, such as the White House.
* Although such measures are usually misguided, we believe that people and businesses have the right to prohibit weapons on their private property and ask violators to leave.
* We support laws appropriating public funds for voluntary civilian firearms training.
However, going back into the fray again, I found an article that kind of refutes those particular statistics but still agrees with the point that Drs are more dangerous than guns. It provides different numbers but DOES include a few references. It can be found HERE:
Doctors kill more people than guns: urban legend or fact? (update 1)
A popular message circulating the internet claims that "guns don't kill people, doctors do," based on statistics that theoretically show that doctors are responsible for more accidental deaths every year than firearms. Independent research by NaturalNews staff shows that this claim is based on a logical fallacy of comparing apples and oranges, but according to the hard statistics, doctors do indeed kill more people than guns.
The message, which sometimes says that doctors kill more people than guns and traffic accidents combined, has been circulating the internet for years. Like many urban legends that cross the internet, it has a lot of "facts" for its readers, but it is unlike most urban legends in that it quotes a source: "Statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services." The message was even recounted in an article by Nathan Tabor. The letter claims that:
-- There are 700,000 physicians in the United States.
-- There are 120,000 accidental deaths in the United States caused by physicians every year, and the accidental death percentage per physician is 0.171.
-- There are 80 million gun owners in the United States.
-- There are 1,500 accidental deaths from guns every year, regardless of age group, and the accidental death percentage per gun owner is 0.0000188.
This means, the letter points out, that doctors are 9,000 times more deadly than gun owners.
Tabor's reason for pointing out these statistics seems to be the endorsement of second amendment rights, but the stats have turned the heads of many people, regardless of their stance on gun control. The claim has been reprinted across the internet on sites such as Rense.com, and other sites that warn of the dangers of modern medicine. NaturalNews staff members were unable to find DHHS figures that either supported or debunked the urban legend's claims. Such figures are hard to compare anyway, as the internet anti-chain-letter site BreakTheChain.org points out with responses gathered from the public:
-- Most people see doctors when their health is already poor, so that has to be considered a factor in any doctor-related deaths, accidental or otherwise.
-- Some people will never interact with a gun in their lifetime, but very few people will never see a doctor. This means that doctors could be more lethal simply due to a greater chance of public exposure to them.
As you can see, the doubts raised by these factors mean the statistics cannot be fairly compared, however NaturalNews's stance is that conventional medicine is still one of the top causes of death in the United States. Specifically, information obtained in "Death by Medicine" shows that an estimated 106,000 people die from adverse drug effects -- from properly prescribed drugs -- every year, and approximately 98,000 die annually from some sort of error by medical staff. Compare this to statistics from the Department of Justice and the U.S. Centers for Disease control for the year 2004, which show an estimated 16,137 people were victims of homicide (not just firearm murders) in the United States.
I hope that helps,
PS: Just noticed, this is my 100th Post.
By saying noyfb, NA or the like gives them the answer they are looking for.
also by leaving it blank it would also suspect them to believe that have they answer they are looking for.
So my answer would have to be "my hands are my guns".....just to throw them off a bit...in a comedy kinda way. In other words...they wouldn't get a strait answer from me.
Heck...Popeye had battle ships, guns, and anvils in his biceps after a can of spinich. ;)
when the wife and i were at her ob/gyn after we found out she was preggers they asked the same question, my answer was "a whole arsenal, why do you ask?" they replied to me that it was concerning more of lead-based ammuntion then the actual firearms, the dr. chuckled when i said that and said he wouldnt have asked unless he had too, but like i said the main concern was lead in the ammo which i could understand when bringing a baby in the house if you have ammo out everywhere making contact with objects on the ground, but like most sensible firearm owners my ammo is neatly stacked in a secure location
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More misguided BS. The heavy metal (lead and other crap) contamination is from breathing in air after firing ammo/primers, not the lead in the bullets or unfired primers - also from eating and drinking on the firing line. There was an RSO/Training Center Supervisor that spent way more than 40 hrs/wk on a rifle/pistol/shotgun range for years before his lead levels were so bad he had to stay off the range. That said, kids under six and pregnant women should stay away from well used ranges b/c their bodies don't process the lead out of their systems as well as males, but that's no excuse for the Dr. to be asking about guns in the home.
And simply telling them what the "safest" thing they want to hear (ie, "No.") is probably the best approach, all things considered. It's not like fibbing to a person with medical training about items in your cupboard and sock drawer is a crime. After all, it's your own health in question, and you're responsible for your own health. Idiots can't force one to be "healthy" according to their conception of what constitutes healthy, no matter how fatuous or seemingly virtuous their views.By saying noyfb, NA or the like gives them the answer they are looking for.
you might want to just tell the DR the truth.
what if the DR was to give you a Med and you had Psycotic reaction?
He might just warn you, before hand,
(Like my DR asked my wife about us when I was on Meds during a treatment)
I told him it was ok, I didn't have any Bullits. out of Ammo .
Some peeps freak on pain killers, sleepers. Anti D's.
I really do think the DR gives a crap. If we got guns or not. all the DR I know like Guns.
Asking if I have guns in my house is as relevant to my health as asking if I drive a car or have any medications/alcohol in the house, which is to say, almost no relevance, unless I'm suicidal. If it was on a form, I'd answer "no". If a doctor asked, I'd ask the doctor what medical school he or she graduated from, what was their standing in the class at the time of graduation and how many time they have been sued per year since they started practicing. Now those questions matter.
It's getting to be common place. My pre-employment physical asked about my hobbies. I wanted the job so I just wrote camping, hiking and fishing. I felt like adding "in the Nunya-Dam State Park," but better judgment took over.
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If preventing teenage violence is the goal the appropriate question is not if there is a gun in your home as that is irrelevant. The appropriate relevant question is; Is you kid a low life scum bag gang banger or crack head whore, because THAT is the reason behind most teenage violence. Not whether or not their parents are gun owners.
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