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Do you have a gun in the house?

Posted on 08/03/2013 9:03:50 PM PDT by cambyses

Do you have gun in the house?

GOOD TO KNOW!

When I had my gangrene gallbladder taken out and spent 10 days in the hospital for what should have been an overnight stay, the insurance company kicked me out. 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 I have also been asked if we 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 doctor's 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.


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KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; obama; secondamendment
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1 posted on 08/03/2013 9:03:50 PM PDT by cambyses
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To: cambyses

Just say no. Anything else will be construed as an affirmative. If everyone simply denies possession it will ruin their little run on the second amendment.


2 posted on 08/03/2013 9:14:20 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Yogafist

bump

Just Say No


3 posted on 08/03/2013 9:18:24 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: cambyses

Just say you’re a street gang member and all will be well.


4 posted on 08/03/2013 9:23:25 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: cambyses
stress is NOT a valid reason to strip you of your RIGHTS!!!
5 posted on 08/03/2013 9:23:42 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: cambyses

3. Did I feel like doing harm to someone?

My answer would be a resounding NO. But does that mean I couldn’t smile if someone who’s bad came to harm?


6 posted on 08/03/2013 9:24:01 PM PDT by Humidston (For the first time in my adult life I FEAR my government.)
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To: cambyses

I’ve been to the range with my doctor. So...


7 posted on 08/03/2013 9:24:20 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: cambyses

So if I have more than one gun can I honestly answer, “I do NOT have a gun in my house?”


8 posted on 08/03/2013 9:28:39 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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When we had my MIL here at home for hospice care, the intake nurse asked if we had a gun in the house. At the time, I thought they were worried about hospice patients committing suicide, now I suspect it was as about compiling records of gun owners as anything to do with patients.


9 posted on 08/03/2013 9:31:07 PM PDT by Kipp
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To: cambyses

I sold all my guns to Obama. He said he needed them for a Fast and Furious cause. I don’t know what he meant by that.


10 posted on 08/03/2013 9:31:30 PM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: Yogafist

Yep. Lying to them is the best policy, IMO.


11 posted on 08/03/2013 9:31:51 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: cambyses
"I never tell anyone that answer, but your best bet is to assume I'm armed to the teeth, and comport yourself accordingly."

Then smile, as though pleased.

;-\

12 posted on 08/03/2013 9:33:58 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Da amber lamps. Bring dem..." LMFFAO!!!!)
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To: GeronL
I have fairly severe tinnitus in my right ear from practicing at the range so much. The ringing makes it difficult to understand high pitched female voices... like when my wife asks me to take the dog for a walk. Anyway, the last time I went to the doctor a nurse asked me a similar line of questions... I thought she asked if I had gum in the house. I said, "Hell no!" Now it all makes a lot more sense. Thank you and be sure and wear your hearing protection out at the range!
13 posted on 08/03/2013 9:34:57 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: cambyses

I used to.


14 posted on 08/03/2013 9:35:23 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: cambyses
from a Vietnam Vet and retired Police Officer: I had a doctor's 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.

This is a hoax that has been floating around the internet for several years now.

I do recommend not answering any questions about guns in your home, or about money, jewelry, or other valuables.

15 posted on 08/03/2013 9:38:48 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: fireman15

lol


16 posted on 08/03/2013 9:39:59 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: cambyses

Don’t need one here in the Kumamoto , Japan hinterland ...But I have a samurai sword .


17 posted on 08/03/2013 9:48:42 PM PDT by sushiman ( .)
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To: cambyses

Should have told him “this is my rifle, this is my gun”.


18 posted on 08/03/2013 9:55:15 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: cambyses

How did the nurse know you had a Carry Permit?


19 posted on 08/03/2013 9:56:45 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: sushiman

“Don’t need one here in the Kumamoto , Japan hinterland ...But I have a samurai sword .”

I hope you have it properly registered. The cops are pretty strict about that.


20 posted on 08/03/2013 9:58:55 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Yogafist
"Just say no. Anything else will be construed as an affirmative. If everyone simply denies possession it will ruin their little run on the second amendment."

Excellent advice.

21 posted on 08/03/2013 10:05:09 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: cambyses
My 67 year old wife was recuperating from surgery yesterday and the nurse was required to ask her if she had been subjected to abuse...the nurse asked everyone in the room other than my wife to put their fingers in their ears while she asked the question and got the answer...everyone in the room including the nurse was laughing at this absurd requirement.

OBAMACARE AND THE MONKEY BEHIND IT CAN GO TO FUC**** HELL!


22 posted on 08/03/2013 10:09:03 PM PDT by Stayfree (If it is left, then it can't be right!)
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To: cambyses

My last conversation with my wife’s plastic surgeon for her breast reconstruction was Americans need to buy more guns.........


23 posted on 08/03/2013 10:11:44 PM PDT by Stayfree (If it is left, then it can't be right!)
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To: cambyses

Who is asking?

It’s real easy to find out, just break in. If there are no loud booms and you’re still breathing, no Guns.


24 posted on 08/03/2013 10:13:34 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: cambyses
I actually received a telephone survey. It was obvious the funding source was ‘mayors against guns’ or whatever the Bloomberg group called itself. Toward the end of the survey, I was asked if there were any guns in the house. I said ‘I cannot believe you are asking that question. That is none of your business’. Yep, they are compiling a list of anyone who answers them!
25 posted on 08/03/2013 10:14:06 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: cambyses

Absolutely not! Those things kill people!


26 posted on 08/03/2013 10:29:33 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: cambyses

I’ve been on to them for 50 years, one of the first things a kid in this family learns is not to talk about what we have at home.


27 posted on 08/03/2013 10:30:20 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: cambyses

No.

I just gave them all to my wife.


28 posted on 08/03/2013 10:42:41 PM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: cambyses
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.

Recall that Obama has called veterans and gun owners (and Christians) "terrorists".

Now you know why they are asking these questions. Defending our country has turned us into "terrorists".

Good to know.

29 posted on 08/03/2013 10:46:35 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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To: cambyses
I told her I refused to answer because it was against the law to ask.

C'mon man. Just answer, "No. I have no guns in the house." Anything else is just begging for attention and probably results in a waste of time.

30 posted on 08/03/2013 10:54:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: iowamark; cambyses

Have a Vet friend who was recently asked by his doctor at the VA if he had a gun in the house, since CA has a gun registry and the VA has access to his records he said yes. The VA docs are asking these questions. I’m sure the VA can alert the Feds here in CA to those who have a gun but “should” not have access to one. Kamala Harris and her minions hard at work implementing back door gun control against the will of the people.


31 posted on 08/03/2013 10:54:26 PM PDT by Saoirise (Free Larry Hutchins - USMC)
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To: cambyses

Nope. No guns. I like to work quietly and silently so I use a steak knife.


32 posted on 08/03/2013 11:03:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is just commie DemocRAT code for genocide.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I still remember a certain kid waaaay back in kindergarten telling everybody about his uncle’s pot plants. Kids talk.


33 posted on 08/03/2013 11:06:35 PM PDT by RC one
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To: FlingWingFlyer
... quietly QUICKLY and silently...
34 posted on 08/03/2013 11:06:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is just commie DemocRAT code for genocide.)
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To: Lancey Howard

“I” don’t have any in the house.

My wife however is well equipped.


35 posted on 08/03/2013 11:10:19 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: cambyses
Do you have gun in the house?

No, but I have a dungeon where I keep people who ask the wrong questions.

36 posted on 08/03/2013 11:10:31 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: KC Burke
My wife however is well equipped.

Hmm.. You don't say.. Pix?

37 posted on 08/03/2013 11:19:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Stayfree
My 67 year old wife was recuperating from surgery yesterday and the nurse was required to ask her if she had been subjected to abuse...the nurse asked everyone in the room other than my wife to put their fingers in their ears while she asked the question and got the answer...everyone in the room including the nurse was laughing at this absurd requirement.

That one most likely had nothing to do with Obamacare but rather a real issue which is elder abuse. It can come from anyone. About ten or eleven years ago we had to change doctors. He didn't know us from Adam and thanks to one doctor a couple years before him being a prick with about 15 years of my wife's medical records. They were not available.

This is an ongoing disability and caregiver situation as well in our marriage. She had multiple scaring. Yes some of it was abuse from her childhood till a couple years before I met her over 28 years ago. We both calmly explained what was that some was pressure sores, some was her dad when she was young, some was her ex the rest etc. He was satisfied. He knows us now so it's not an issue. As he got to know us as time went on we found out he is as conservative as we are. He's also one darn good doctor.

We've had home health in the past year due to some surgery my wife had. They didn't ask us about firearms. My dad a couple years ago entered Home Hospice Care and yea they did ask if they were in the home and if secured. I said they are secured elsewhere.

Dad had cancer was taking morphine, Hydrocodone, & Haldol, among other drugs and it was the truth I took the weapons due to his deteriorated mental state. That one is a legit common sense question for that situation. It's a CYA liability issue for the Hospice even home Hospice because of the very strong medications involved besides just morphine. That is the only time we've been asked about weapons. How bad was his judgment? He tried to eat my hearing aids thinking they were candy.

38 posted on 08/03/2013 11:24:06 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: PghBaldy

If you want to stay healthy stay away from the doctor. If you stay away from the doctor, you won’t be asked questions that might be loaded in their own way to lead to gun grabbing.


39 posted on 08/03/2013 11:28:20 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: RC one

Not the ones I raised.


40 posted on 08/03/2013 11:28:27 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: originalbuckeye

And those who hang up particularly. I refuse to answer any questions over the phone. I just hang up. Yes, it makes things difficult at times but if I didn’t initiate the call or if the question has no relevance to the reason for the call, forget it.


41 posted on 08/03/2013 11:51:27 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: cambyses
Lot's of "just sat No" answers. My guess that that is a lie in most cases.

Ever have a hunting license? Ever go through a background Check for a gun purchase? The info you tell your doctor is going to go up to big brother.

Would a "NO" to your doctor, in light of the fact that you have conflicting information result in a visit from the feds?

I don't know. But would that justify a early morning raid based on the fact that you lied?

Just wondering.

42 posted on 08/03/2013 11:52:30 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Yogafist

A few months ago I had to go the emergency room. When they were admitting me, taking blood pressure, temperature, etc, and the guy was typing on the computer and asking all these questions and he said to me, “Have you brought any weapons with you?” Without even thinking, (and knowing what they were going to have to do to me), I blurted out, “No. Should I have?”


43 posted on 08/03/2013 11:54:15 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: cambyses

I guess I’ll put all my guns in my truck when I go to the doctor.


44 posted on 08/04/2013 12:07:05 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: PghBaldy
Yep. Lying to them is the best policy, IMO.

Just like the people used to do in the old Soviet Union. That's what happens when the government becomes an oppressive tyranny with no respect for individuals or their rights.

Sad to see how quickly it seems to be happening here. When no one trusts the government, when laws are twisted or malleable, when no one has any trust or faith in common decency or morality, this is where it leads. Everyone becomes a criminal when their government goes off the rails and creates laws that violate the people's rights.

45 posted on 08/04/2013 12:09:21 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: iowamark

This is a hoax that has been floating around the internet for several years now.
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46 posted on 08/04/2013 12:24:39 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (NUKE their Black Rock and execute any and all who protest....Repeat.)
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To: gop4lyf

yes, you can answer that question with that answer, honestly.


47 posted on 08/04/2013 1:16:58 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: cambyses

the following two responses work well.

1. for safety reasons, i do not discuss my personal security requirements with people i don’t live with.

2. immediately askcthe doctor how many weapons s/he has and how much ammo, and thenstart asking how many patients have they made iatrogenic mistakes on, and how many they’ve injured and killed over the years, how many lawsuits they’ve had, how much losses they’ve had to pay, etc. watch their reaction.


48 posted on 08/04/2013 1:20:42 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: cambyses

I try to make sure never to have “a” gun in the house.


49 posted on 08/04/2013 1:27:00 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Stayfree

“OBAMACARE AND THE MONKEY BEHIND IT CAN GO TO FUC**** HELL!”

Really?

I get so tired of people mistaking chimps for monkeys.


50 posted on 08/04/2013 3:10:36 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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