Skip to comments.Florida doctors defend right to discuss guns with patients
Posted on 06/06/2011 5:28:16 PM PDT by PROCON
(Reuters) - A group of Florida physicians filed a federal lawsuit on Monday seeking to overturn a new state law that limits doctors' ability to ask patients about guns in the home.
The lawsuit, filed in Miami federal court, says the new law is an unconstitutional ban on physicians' free speech and prevents them from counseling patients on firearm safety.
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It has nothing to do about safety, and everything to do about control.
“Doctors have NO business asking this question”
Unless the doctor has to surgically remove a firearm from your butt, then he should keep his mouth shut about firearm safety. IMHO
my guns are MY BUSINESS.....(unless I want to discuss them)
ps I told my Doc I would take him to my range this spring summer...he does not like going to public ranges.
I’d ask “Why, am I allergic to gun oil?”
I know a doctor in a nameless Southern state who will be happy to discuss guns with you, starting with his WW2 submachinegun collection.
I think that would hurt worse than a bullet..:=)
Our doctor packs at his office.
I discuss guns with doctors and dentists all the time. There's quite a few shooting benchrest.
That is a good doc...
Yikes, my doctor and I spent 30 minutes out of a 15 minute checkup appointment comparing our gun collections. Turns out, we have very similar tastes in handguns.
It's nice to know that not all docs in the Sunshine State are buying the BS.
Pass a law requiring them to disclose any and all malpractice lawsuits filed against them. See how well they like that.
I’m actually slightly - very slightly - against this law.
Because I’d want to know if my doctor was a left wing idiot. I’d change doctors immediately. So would many other patients.
Buh bye practice...
“I think that would hurt worse than a bullet”.
After I wrote that and posted it, I thought if a doctor had to remove a gun from your butt then maybe you did need a gun safety talk! LOL!
If I go to a doctor I pretty much agree that he can ask me any question he likes. He may not like my answer and I might tell him it’s none of his business and I might also fire him. That’s my right.
I like to point out to the good doctor that in for 2007 there were 730 accidental gun deaths in the U.S.A. For the same period there were over 98,000 accidental medical deaths. I then point out that my risk for death is 134 time greater, just sitting in his office than it would be sitting in a home with a firearm, and that I would rather discuss what he is doing to make his office safer.
Haven’t been asked such ....yet.
But my answer will be to eat shit an bark at the moon as it is none of their business as you state.
It was a million to one shot, doc!
If my doctor asked me questions about guns in my home, I’d tear him a new butthole big enough to shove a Marlin lever action in sideways.
Doubt he’d ask twice...
By extension of their logic, your plumber should be able to ask you who your cell phone provider is, or your dentist can ask how often you are intimate with your spouse, and it’s all constitutionally protected free speech.
“The law also bars practitioners from entering the information into a patient’s medical record.”
Given that patient medical records aren’t exactly private from the government, this part of the law is critical.
What training do doctors have on giving advice on firearms? Unless specifically trained, they risk the same kind of responsibility that people that give bad financial advice end up dealing with.
Sorry but doctors have no freaking business going down this road.
And that too!
I go to a chiropractor on occasion. The last time, we’re making small talk in an exam room. Chiro looks at me funny and says “ You pack a Keltec , dontcha”?
Chiro: “Wait right here”!
He leaves the room for a minute. Comes back with a holster in his hand...
Chiro: “Look at this Ruger I got. How do they get away with copying the Keltec like this”?
We compared pistols, magazines, finishes, bullets. We did everything but go out back to fire them...
And I reserve the right to discuss the physician’s malpractice insurance claims experience.
I would argue that they can ask. You don’t need to answer.
And, you certainly don’t need to patronise those who ask. Yet.
I didn’t know that! I hereby recant my previous post. I am WAY for this law!
You hear about this happening a lot, but I have yet to see one documented case.
Your reason is the same reason I didn’t want the law to pass. I’d rather know up front if my doc is a lib nut.
Doctors should be allowed to discuss guns with their patients - if they complete an NRA training course and receive proper certification.
If I went to a doctor and he asked me if I owned a gun, I would say, uh, do you? Now mind your own business.
“... I have yet to see one documented case”.
You mean of a doctor asking his patient if they own firearms?
It isn't? What subjects of conversation are you comfortable with the government forbidding in your workplace?
Duh. Free speech isn't just for those we agree with. Duh.
Our answers will be put into the obamacare database.
Just a “go round the constitution” way of gun registration.
You will have to pay higher premiums (health AND home)because of the “risk”.
(...and then they’ll probably make your neighbors home insurance go up because they live next to a “gun owner”, just to “stir the (gun grabbing) pot”.)
I have read that people have tried to smuggle guns into prisons that way.
Hmm, there have been a lot of posts here, which way?
Up his arse or from a doctor?
And anyone who refuses to answer or doesn’t seem truthful will have a box checked that flags them as a potential societal malcontent that needs further scrutiny.
But, please, let's not go on a campaign to forbid them to ask about it.
My opinion is that if a doctor had to remove a gun from a patient butt, that patient also needed a prescription for some lessons from Miss manners, lest the patient again present with the same symptom.
“... for some lessons from Miss Manners...”
Or run for Congress as a Democrat. There’s always that option. LOL!
My doctor asked me and I told him to go &^%$ himself. I guess he knew the answer.
“Up his arse or from a doctor?”
My bad, Procon. It has been a long day and I should have written something else. LOL!
I always moan aboyut the terrible accident on the lake that I had, sad all those weapons at the bottom of Lake Pen Orielle!
Well Mr. T , do you have firearms in your home and
what kind and number are they?
Well Dr. Y first let me ask, is your wife hot?
does she put out for patients?
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