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    I just read Luke's article about doctors in Florida asking patients questions about their ownership of firearms. That was the first time I ever heard of a doctor asking if the patient owned a weapon. To say that I would be indignant if asked such a question is an understatement. Ownership of a weapon is outside the parameters of his profession and not a matter I would care to discuss with him and definitely something I would not want entered in my medical records. This is going too far and is something that needs to be stopped immediately. They should remember they are doctors, not policemen. To go a step further, my wife went to the doctor yesterday for her annual appointment and, because she uses Medicare, she was given a test to determine if she was depressed. Just what in hell is going on in our society anymore? I think "Big Brother" needs to be reigned in and stay out of our business. My appointment with my doctor is next month and I can hardly wait to see what kind of questions he asks me. I may wind up having to find another doctor but he will be careful what he asks others! Is this happening in any other states?

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    A bill has passed the Oklahoma Senate which makes it a crime for a doctor to ask a patient if there are firearms in the home. It looks like it will pass into law this year.

    They also passed a law which will prevent the Mayor Bloomberg group from trying to buy guns from FFL holders in Oklahoma by lying on the application. That one is a felony. I wish one would come to me after the law becomes law. Gotcha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbitcreekok View Post
    A bill has passed the Oklahoma Senate which makes it a crime for a doctor to ask a patient if there are firearms in the home. It looks like it will pass into law this year.

    They also passed a law which will prevent the Mayor Bloomberg group from trying to buy guns from FFL holders in Oklahoma by lying on the application. That one is a felony. I wish one would come to me after the law becomes law. Gotcha.
    It's time that either the Feds charge him or turn over the gun control laws to the states. Either way, it would not hurt me to see Bloomberg do some hard time.

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    This has very little to do with the discussion here but I had a doctor's appointment yesterday. While sitting in the room waiting for the Dr. I overheard another Dr. talking out in the hall. Basically he was raising hell about the gun laws and how we now have to have zero tolerance in schools. Lets just say that he is pro-gun. I didn't get to talk to him and didn't hear any details of his discussion (eavesdropping is not nice) but one can't say that all doctors are liberal Brady Bunch supporters.

    Just to add nothing was said about anyone's health so no hippa laws were involved.

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    Pediatricians are instructed to ask your child if you have guns in the home while they are examining the child. I sit with my boy during his medical exams now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN1910 View Post
    This has very little to do with the discussion here but I had a doctor's appointment yesterday. While sitting in the room waiting for the Dr. I overheard another Dr. talking out in the hall. Basically he was raising hell about the gun laws and how we now have to have zero tolerance in schools. Lets just say that he is pro-gun. I didn't get to talk to him and didn't hear any details of his discussion (eavesdropping is not nice) but one can't say that all doctors are liberal Brady Bunch supporters.

    Just to add nothing was said about anyone's health so no hippa laws were involved.
    You are right, not all doctors are anti gun. My doctor, the one that did surgery on me and my wife also is a very pro gun and a hunter. Another Doc in town is on the US Army Reserve Senior Pistol Team. I am sure there are some anti gun docs here, but they probably came from back East.

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    The current doctor I see has not askes me any gun related questions. How ever, I have new insurance with a different hospital group so I will be having to find a new one. I will continue my search if asked any gun questions, and will let that doctor and his office know why he won't be getting my business or my insurance companies money.
    Is there a resource to find out if doctors in your area are allowed/requirwd to ask. And also to find out which ones if they do/have to? Is it Fed or State regs? Ins regs?

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    Our family's pediatrician is from the Phillipines and she mentioned one day she is not a fan of Obama, so I flat out asked her how she feels about gun control. Her husband has his CCW and she is all for it. Doesn't care if I carry in her office.

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    Wow Government health care at its best. Got to love all that hope and change. We need to pass more laws so we can see what is in them.
    "You can get a lot accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit" - Ronald Reagan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hootus View Post
    Pediatricians are instructed to ask your child if you have guns in the home while they are examining the child.
    What a load of ****! How in the hell does that have any bearing on anything?

    Can anyone speculate what the purpose would be for doctors to discover this information?

    Why would they need that?

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