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Do you have a gun in the house?

THIS IS GOOD TO KNOW!

When I had my gangrene gallbladder taken out and spent 10 days in the
hospital. I had home nurse visits for two weeks and was asked if I had guns
in the house. I respond that if I did I would not tell them. So the below
has some merit.

FYI, I am passing this along... there are comments from two other people
that have also been asked if they keep guns in the house. The nurse just
kinda slipped it in along with all the other regular questions. I told her I
refused to answer because it was against the law to ask.

Everyone, whether you have guns or not, should give a neutral answer so they
have no idea who does and who doesn't. My doctor asked me if I had guns in
my house and also if any were loaded. I, of course, answered yes to both
questions. Then he asked why I kept a loaded gun close to my bed. I answered
that my son, who is a certified gun instructor and also works for Homeland
Security, advised me that an unloaded, locked up gun is no protection
against criminal attack.

The Government now requires these questions be asked of people on Medicare,
and probably everyone else.

Just passing this along for your information: I had to visit a doctor other
than my regular doctor when my doctor was on vacation.. One of the questions
on the form I had to fill out was: Do you have any guns in your house?? My
answer was None of your business!!

So it is out there! It is either an insurance issue or government
intervention. Either way, it is out there and the second the government gets
into your medical records (as they want to under Obamacare) it will become a
major issue and will ultimately result in lock and load!!

Please pass this on to all the other retired guys and gun owners... Thanks,
from a Vietnam Vet and retired Police Officer: I had a doctors appointment
at the local VA clinic yesterday and found out something very interesting
that I would like to pass along. While going through triage before seeing
the doctor, I was asked at the end of the exam, three questions: 1. Did I
feel stressed? 2. Did I feel threatened? 3. Did I feel like doing harm to
someone?

The nurse then informed me that if I had answered yes to any of the
questions I would have lost my concealed carry permit as it would have gone
into my medical records and the VA would have reported it to Homeland
Security.

Looks like they are going after the vets first. Other gun people like
retired law enforcement will probably be next. Then when they go after the
civilians, what argument will they have? Be forewarned and be aware. The
Obama administration has gone on record as considering veterans and gun
owners potential terrorists. Whether you are a gun owner, veteran or not,
YOU'VE BEEN WARNED !

If you know veterans and gun owners, please pass this on to them. Be very
cautious about what you say and to whom.

They are coming for us, so unless you're an ostrich, do not stick your head
in the sand..........
 

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The proper answer is: NO...

Answering the question with anything else will raise flags. Just Say NO....
 

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I shoot with my Doctor and carry my 1911 while he examines me,he is also armed to the teeth,I've been in his office and he could hold off an armed attack for several weeks with the guns and ammo he keeps there,His Office Staff is so used to armed clients they don't even flinch when you expose your gun
 

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I am pretty sure that it isnt the law that they HAVE to ask. Obama has had it clarified that in his world of healthcare they arent prohibited from asking. And you certainly dont have to answer.
 

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I saw the question on a form several years ago. I left it empty as tho I had not seen it. I spose in the future I would mark the box with a No. I have several other comments but I can't say them nicely so I will just move on.
 

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I am sure that it is not the law (Federal anyway) that they have to ask. Lots of people who do things
they should not do will tell you they are following the law, as that answer is an easy brush off which is hard
to dispute without doing a lot of research.

I've been on Medicare for 5 years, as has Mrs Hopyard. During this time I have had appointments
with perhaps 11 different physicians; 3 primary care; a cardiologist, an ophthalmologist, ENT, Gastroenterologist,
an ER doc @ an ER, a urologist, a nephrologist, and a dermatologist. Only one asked. I am certain none
asked Mrs H.

It is not the law that they ask; certainly not a Medicare law.

My answer if asked (and it would be understood here in this community), "sure, of course. I've several
and they all have one in the pipe. I don't want to end up dead like the man the Hall boy killed. It hurts everyday when
I drive by that house. You bet they are loaded."
 

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Given the common explanation of quantum physics, at the time they ask you the question, you don't know if there are guns in your house or not. Only by being there to observe their presence, could you confirm they are there.

So say NO in complete honesty and confidence.
 

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Given the common explanation of quantum physics, at the time they ask you the question, you don't know if there are guns in your house or not. Only by being there to observe their presence, could you confirm they are there.

So say NO in complete honesty and confidence.
mans gotta point, and a good one too..:wink:
 

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They don't ask, and I certainly wouldn't tell.
 
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No requirement to ask confers a requirement to answer, nor even to answer truthfully. If it's none of someone's business, it's none of someone's business.

My security preparations are my own. As chemical impacts from bullet components aren't going to cause anyone to drop dead, even someone who's sick; and since a properly handled firearm isn't going to harm anyone; and since my choice to be armed or not is my own decision ... what someone else thinks about it or has been told to ask about such things isn't relevant to anything that matters.

Next question.
 

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This issue has been going around the internet in emails for a couple of years. I think it is just another of those "urban legends". I'm 71, been on medicare since I was 65, and have never been asked a single question about whether or not I own a gun by any "questionnaire" from my doctor. Furthermore, if I was, I'd tell them it was none of their %^$# business! Besides, my doctor knows I own guns, knows I have a CHL, and knows I carry. We've talked about it since he is considering getting a CHL himself. Of course, since someone read about this question on the internet, it must be true since you can't put anything on the internet that isn't true!:rolleyes: Just ask the blond who is dating that French model.:biggrin2:
 

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Maybe not true but believable. If true and ever asked of you, answer with the mental reservation as if the question were:
The government is compiling a database of every detail of every medical record, partly in an attempt to identify gun owners, for potential use for whatever purpose may become law, including confiscation of personal firearms on the basis of broad classes of diagnoses assigned as immediately for such conditions as whether one is currently feeling any stress in his life. The people consider identification in any one of the proscribed diagnoses to be legal grounds for reasonable search and seizure and felony prosecution for non-compliance. Do you want to participate in the database?
 

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It may not be true.. but, when I was at the gastroenterologist yesterday, there was a sign in the exam room stating that if my BMI was too high, they were required by law to give me info on obesity, and if I smoked they were required, by law, to give me info on tobacco cessation.

Not to far a stretch to think they might ask me about firearms.

My wife recently had out patient procedure, they asked, as required by law, if she felt safe at home... They asked with me in the room... Stupid. if she was a victim of abuse, highly unlikely she would have answered in the negative, with the only potential abuser in the room with her, don't you think?
 

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My wife recently had out patient procedure, they asked, as required by law, if she felt safe at home... They asked with me in the room... Stupid.
I've been asked the same question. It isn't about abuse and violence. There are plenty of
ways people might not find it possible to feel safe at home. Just look at our board. How many
are so concerned about personal safety that they layer their homes with various alarms, dogs,
geese, window film. What about shower handles, loose rugs. Some folks won't feels safe even
when they are, and that might indicate an emotional ailment. Others will feel safe when they clearly
are not, and that too might indicate an emotional ailment or misunderstanding of the reality one is in.
Then, there are plenty of people who don't feel safe because they live by themselves, or conversely
live with an adult child who acts out.

It is easy to conjure up sinister or inappropriate purposes for various questions, but sometimes they
really are being asked for good purposes.
 

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No requirement to ask confers a requirement to answer, nor even to answer truthfully. If it's none of someone's business, it's none of someone's business.

My security preparations are my own. As chemical impacts from bullet components aren't going to cause anyone to drop dead, even someone who's sick; and since a properly handled firearm isn't going to harm anyone; and since my choice to be armed or not is my own decision ... what someone else thinks about it or has been told to ask about such things isn't relevant to anything that matters.

Next question.
OK ccw9mm don't misunderstand me as I'm not trying to insult you.

Your reply above sounds alot like Politicianese to me.:confused:
 

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I shoot with my Doctor and carry my 1911 while he examines me,he is also armed to the teeth,I've been in his office and he could hold off an armed attack for several weeks with the guns and ammo he keeps there,His Office Staff is so used to armed clients they don't even flinch when you expose your gun
My doctor and I use the same range also and if it were not for the silly NC laws he would be carrying in the office also. Usually his first question is “What have you bought lately” with the way things are now the last time hi first question was “Where have you found ammo lately”.
 
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