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Own a Gun? Doctors Can Refuse to Treat You: (right on the heels of ObamaCare...)

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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:37 PM
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Unless you shot yourself why would a doctor even ask if you own a gun? Has anyone in this forum had a doctor ask if you own a gun?




posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:45 PM
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Obviously if they had to pass a law to protect the rights of gun owners from this scenario then it’s happened more than once in Florida.

What a shame, really.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:51 PM
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there are more hunters"snipers" in this country that if our actual life was changed to the breaking point this country is in breakable but thats just from the central florida standpoint and im sure theres civilian arsanals much bigger than i have seen and thats just something nobody is going to live through if infringed opon just my neck of the woods



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 10:47 PM
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Yes, a lot of knee-jerk reactions and stretches of imagination and logic are required for this topic. I mean going so far as to proclaim that because of the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act means that within 5 months we're going to lose all of our freedoms and individualism?


I've heard quite a few tales in my time. That is one of the most outrageous.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 10:51 PM
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srsly unless im having organ pains for days, or i have a chunk of metal in me i never go to the doctor.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 11:04 PM
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Me, being the particular brand of A-hole that I am, and loving to get into people's .s and create a little chaos,
would not be able to resist wearing an NRA T-shirt and a 'don't tread on me' baseball cap.

When he asked me if I own any firearms I would just HAVE to answer in my most serious voice with a stone cold poker face, "why no Doc, why do you ask? I am actually pro gun control all the way"

Cognitive dissonance really Fs with people.
When they hear one thing but see another, yet can not prove the assumptions they make based on what they see it really shuts 'em down.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 11:11 PM
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I do not know how the legislation in the different states is in the US, though here in Europe we get the perception that everybody of a certain age in the US can own a gun or buy one and I really doubt this is such good idea, seen the disproportionate firearm deaths and injuries in US compared to the rest of the world.
People suffering from depression should not own guns in first place for very obvious reasons, people on specific medication should not own guns again for obvious reasons.
People can have guns in Europe too you know, but in order to get a permit a citizen must provide a medical evaluation for mental health from an independent physician, which is not always a guarantee, though it does reduce greatly the risk of being killed by somebody who is so insane and that should have never owned a gun in first place.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 11:14 PM
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Originally posted by Urantia1111
you know what is still legal? telling your doctor you don't own any guns. even if you do.


What sense. These people could also go to a pro-gun doctor. You'd probably get along better with the guy. I am not saying this is the ideal thing to do, but if I had a problem with a doctor not liking that I had guns, I'd walk out the door and tell him good luck using his status to direct his patients on political issues.

Now, if the doctor you need treatment from is in short supply and you really need the care, then I can see how it'd be a problem. How would you really know the doctor's stance on the issue? It could be obvious but it could not be, and then you're stuck without anything to say.

The easiest thing to do that would keep government small, is to ignore this. Find another doctor who likes guns. But, eventually someone might die, and then people will panic. Keep the politics out of businesses. That doctor has serious issues. I would expect this rarely ever happens. I would say government should not intervene. Stop calling daddy to make laws for you. GOSH, we have enough.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 11:30 PM
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If people can have their driving licence revoked for a number of reasons that pose a threat to society, why would those same rules not apply to firearm ownership.
Thinking otherwise is like giving matches to an arsonist, simply irresponsible.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 11:37 PM
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Originally posted by CoolerAbdullah786
reply to post by PurpleChiten
 


Yes, a lot of knee-jerk reactions and stretches of imagination and logic are required for this topic. I mean going so far as to proclaim that because of the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act means that within 5 months we're going to lose all of our freedoms and individualism?


I've heard quite a few tales in my time. That is one of the most outrageous.


The first reaction is always "panic" it seems



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 11:40 PM
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I try to keep the conversation to a minimum whenever possible.

A friend of mine who went into medical coding told me that if the doctor asks you questions such as "how is your family", that's considered a form of psychological questioning and they put it in the chart and bill you for it.

...not sure if said friend is correct or not, but I'm not taking any chances, especially with some of the shady things that go on in society today. Not sure if she's right, but I'm not taking any chances.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 12:00 AM
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Did you know that anyone that owns a gun is subject to a mental evaluation at any time. If person is labeled mental they cannot have a gun under the Brady Bill. Even if you are not..someone can make things up and have this done to you. Its best not to ever mention having a gun to anyone- especially a Doctor.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 12:26 AM
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It's pretty common in this general area for people to not even register their guns... and they trade and sell them to each other at any given time. I'm sure TPTB aren't happy about that, but that's the way it works in this area.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 01:24 AM
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so does this mean cops and military are intelligible for health care now?you know because they too have guns in their homes



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 01:34 AM
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My doctor never asks me about guns. He does ask me how I'm doing and I usually say "I'm fine". He then asks me what I need and I then proceed to tell him what I feel is wrong and what medication I need and he writes the scripts.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 02:13 AM
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Well we all saw the British give up their guns and now look at them, they harass us Americans because they are jealous. But there is a disturbing trend of minors and thugs abusing this god given right!



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 02:53 AM
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Even if a doctor asks you about firearm ownership how would they know that you were telling the truth?

I could easily say that I don't. So unless someone tries to do a search of my home my doctor won't know for sure one way or another.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 05:04 AM
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Lol my doc has never asked me if I own a gun. Wtf is this alarmist stuff?!



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 05:42 AM
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good. guns are pointless.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 05:58 AM
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Originally posted by definity
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good. guns are pointless.


Not if you enjoy hunting. Or target practicing and respect the 2nd amendment.




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