Skip to comments.Don't Be Shocked When Your Doctor Asks About Guns
Posted on 11/20/2013 5:10:09 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
RUSH: Jesse, somewhere in Texas. I have one minute, but I wanted to get to you. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Mega Air Force brat dittos.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I wanted to call and let you know that I'm working in health care. I'm actually a comptroller for a hospital, but I'd heard rumors this was happening. My wife last week had a family doctor appointment with an OBGYN, and one or two of the mandatory questions she was asked is, "Do you own a gun in your house, and do you keep it loaded in your house?" They would not register her as a patient until she answered that question.
RUSH: Now, you had heard that was coming, but you didn't know it was real until yesterday?
CALLER: Well, 'til last week when my wife had that appointment.
RUSH: Last week.
CALLER: She came home and I was shocked.
RUSH: You were shocked, even though you had heard about it before?
CALLER: I heard rumors, but I was like, "There's no way a health care provider is going to ask that kind of question."
RUSH: Unless they are mandated to by the federal government.
CALLER: Well, and I figure it's part of Obamacare, but just the sheer fact that they asked the question and they wouldn't even let her register as a patient until she answered the question blew my mind.
RUSH: Right. Well, that's the tip of the iceberg of the things that they're gonna know about everybody who signs up.
Nanny State PING!
Of course not - guns are scary and evil.
They’ll get their registry, one way or the other.
BTW, “None of your damn business” gets marked down as “yes”.
My doctor has his FFL.
this should level the field and have your primary dr puckering hard
And that is why I will never say none of your biz, just a simple NO. My wife knows this as well. According to big brothercare, we have no guns.
I'm going with "I don't want to spoil the surpise."
In which case the doctor will just put down "yes" - guns in the home. The only answer to give is NO. Period.
I was asked that question 5-6 years ago. My PCP, a friend and former customer of my now-closed Family Farm Business for 22yrs and I shoot together, monthly, so he put a ‘NO’ on the answer block.
Just lie and say NO.
I answered all the questions "N/A" to that and drew a single line from corner to corner on that page. I only answered the other forms that asked about insurance, medical questions, billing etc.
I was glad they didnt demand I answer the questions, but wonder how many people filled out answers to those questions.
Thought you got zotted, sorry to see you back.
Nope. No Firearms.
No pens or paper either.
I completely have given up on the Bill of Rights.
Feel better Doc that your income monitored?
How you going to pay off that student loan? Going to owe your soul to the company store?
And remember that, because of HIPAA, your entire medical file, including any information that could be used against you, can now be accessed by a multitude of government authorities, federal, state and local.
This is especially important if you have ever taken any pharmaceutical drug that can be considered psychoactive, including drugs given to children for ADHD (attention deficit), antidepressants (the most widely prescribed pharma), etc. Also importantly, you may not have been prescribed these drugs for *years* or even *decades*, but they may be used as an excuse to confiscate guns.
All told, perhaps 80% or more of Americans could be *disallowed* from purchasing or owning guns because at some point they took a medically prescribed drug.
Does that have any meaning to you?
Resistance people; it’s time for REAL resistance.
BTW, my doctor reloads his own ammo, and we shoot together. His wife is a darn good shot with a 9mm and a 40 caliber.
Don’t know how much longer he is going to last in the medical profession. ObamaCare is already killing his practice & working on bankrupting him.
That question has been asked for 10 years -15 years already here in northern CA. I never answered it honestly because I knew why it was being asked. But I wonder, if I lie about it now, am I breaking any law because I’m lying to the government....it’s rhetorical really cuz I don’t give a s#|t!
You should see the look I give them when they ask this assinine question.
I don’t like guns.
Really, I don’t.
Which has no bearing on whether I think anyone ELSE can own one. I’m just not a fool about them personally.
Rubber-band finger guns?
Yes it does, what part of my post was racism, personal or violence?
This; "Thought you got zotted, sorry to see you back."
I hearby swear to you Mr./Mrs. Doctor that I do not own “A” gun. That’s the truth and I’m sticking to it.
I don’t like bodies of water either.
And when the MD submits that answer to ObamaCare and it is cross-checked with state licensing data, what will you tell the DCF when they come to take your children away?
Just cut to the chase and tell them what they really want to know:
“I can assure you that I am not harboring any Jews in my home.”
Not only do I not have any guns, I eat arugula daily, never drink alcohol or caffeine, run 10 miles every day, and meditate to bring my blood pressure down.
Yes it is astounding doc!
Just ignore idiot jerks.
No I don’t own guns, I don’t smoke, I don’t own a pool, I don’t skydive, and I only eat vegetables. Big brother is looking for a reason to raise your rates or deny you care.
“if I lie about it now, am I breaking any law because Im lying to the government”
Same question I have been pondering.
Maybe it makes me a felon?
First off, there is no "state licensing" in my state and second off I will tell them to be very careful because my two adult children are trained martial artists and may prove quite difficult to take away.
It’s a bull$h!t question, so give ‘em a BS answer, e.g.,
“What? Guns in the house? Heck no. Not in MY house!”
You’re absolutely right, it’s none of their business, so don’t play into their hands and raise red flags. Lie to ‘em!
Yeah. I met mine at the local rifle range. He asked me about guns, yeah, like where could he find any brass for a .257 Roberts?
She should have said my husband always keeps it cocked and loaded...oh did you mean firearms? My apologies to the ladies.
Consider it OPSEC - operational security. Lie. They have no need to know and giving them that information can only do you harm. So in spite off sitting there in your 5.11 vest, ESS shades, and NRA hat... When they ask about firearms simply and calmly say, why no, of course not. Do not have any qualms about withholding this information. The people seeking this information are not your friends.
“Also, be prepared for them to ask, “do you feel safe at home”
Today when I visited the endocrinologist I was given a questionnaire to fill out with these types of questions. My favorite: “Do you fear an ex spouse?”
I had an OBGYN ask me that five years ago. I informed him that it was the best form of rape prevention, especially since I worked downtown.
Ha! I helped one of the SAS’s who was a FReeper clean up the formatting on that a long time ago, perhaps a decade. That’s good stuff.
The POTUS lies so we can too.
You’re not under oath when answering the question, unless there is a “I declare all this to be true under penalty of perjury” signature line you’re fine. You can also caveat that line with a comment to the effect that all rights are reserved and that it isn’t binding on any contracts.
Lie about everything that does not have to do with direct current care.