This is a discussion on Physicians and Guns Part II: A Hypothetical Situation within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by BugDude Doc: Do you have any guns at home? BugDude: I can't actually confirm nor deny that since hypothetically they would be ...
I have been lying to doctors on things that really aren't any of their damned business for decades (do I speed, do I wear my seat-belt, do I drink alcohol, do I use tobacco....) and I shall continue to lie no matter what stupid law they pass! Give them the PC answer; no matter what the truth is!
No I wouldnt stop seeing a doctor for asking. Even if he didnt have too by law. And I wont lie to him/her.
A simple " Not a medical problem doc, next question?" will do fine.
" It is sad governments are chief'ed by the double tongues." quote Ten Bears Movie Outlaw Josie Wales
no more patient doc. confidentiality its patient oboma care to the public, good thing knowone read the law before it was passed and became one its like dictatorship
Hmmm Doc, what does me owning or not owning firearms have to do with my lower back pain??? Or, not applicable.
"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
--Thomas B. Reed, American Attorney
Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."
Let me make this perfectly clear...I did not have ammunitional relations with a firearm.
Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.
Guns are like sex and air...its no big deal until YOU can't get any.
I'd certainly keep it simple and lie.
"Thank goodness his doctor asked or we would never have known!"
"The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come." ~ Confucius
I would simply say no. I don't care what laws "they" pass to try to force an answer, my answer would still be no.
Then I am not one to go to a dr very often and don't have much respect for them.
My doc asked me if I had any guns once.
I looked around, and then asked him "what do you need?"
He laughed, and that was the end of that topic.
Battle Plan (n) - a list of things that aren't going to happen if you are attacked.
Blame it on Sixto - now that is a viable plan.
It could be worse.
"A law that burdens the exercise of an enumerated constitutional right by simply making that right more difficult to exercise cannot be considered “reasonably adapted” to a government interest, no matter how substantial that interest may be."
Wollard V Sheridan
As a practicing physician, I can tell you that myself as well as the majority of my colleagues do not and would not support "mandatory questions" about gun ownership. Personally, my blurb to patients is simply a safety plug--"If you do own or possess firearms in your home, vehicle or place of work, remember to store and use them safely, obey all laws, and keep them out of reach of children and unauthorized persons."
I think this covers me in my responsibility of looking out for the welfare of my patients. At no point do I inquire about anyone's gun ownership, as it's none of my business and irrelevent to the medical care I provide. If you are ever asked about ownership by a doctor or other provider, be very comfortable saying, "I really don't think that has any relevence as to my medical care and it is not a question I am going to answer." If you get any attitude, simply find a new doctor. The vast majority of doctors I know are pro-2A and respect privacy in this regard.
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