Some free advice:
Doctors are, currently in some places and soon will be in others, asking patients and even children, “Do you or do your parents have guns in the house?”
My children know to look the doctor or any other adult who asks in the eye and “I do not know.” I and my wife will take the liberty of lying outright if necessary. Your ownership of firearms will soon be something kept in your medical records.
My children’s pediatrician asked me this several years ago. I told him he should never ask that question again. He apologized profusely and started to explain why he is now supposed to ask. BTW - He has his carry license and does carry concealed. Go figure.
I understand completely, and am also prepared to lie as well. I might even through in a few anti-2nd ammendment decoy remarks if I’m asked.
“My childrens pediatrician asked me this several years ago.”
Mine were asked this (along with other intrusive questions) as part of a pre-appointment survey.
My favorite doctor appointments are the ones with my podiatrist. He is a firearms afficianado like myself and he has the dough to collect a lot.
Most of our sessions are not about my feet but rather about our personal firearms collections and pieces we'd like to own.
"I don't know?" WTF - Why say that? Have them say NO!
Human nature being the way it is, saying "No" will get the right box checked, and that will be it. Any other answer will require follow-up questions later.
MY GD [8 y/o at the time] replied....*Not that I would notice,* when asked about guns in the house.
I thought that was a great off-the-cuff answer for her age
Later she told me, she was afraid that someone would come and take her BB gun away.
It literally breaks my heart, that our hobby of shooting sports is looked on so negatively; and that a child has to defend it. This is not the America I want to leave to her. I am ashamed.