Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
Originally posted by stupid girl
I'm 100% pro-gun rights, but a retaliatory argument based on publishing medical information is idiotic.
edit on 4-1-2013 by stupid girl
because: (no reason given)
and that is the point.
I don't think anyone really wants to dive into medical records on someone. But why are medical records any more secretive than records of what I
In San Antonio this last summer there was a group of folks who would look for people with NRA stickers on their vehicles. They would follow them
home, mark where they lived, and then return when the house was empty to steal the guns. They are worth quite a bit on the resell market (read:
black market). I don't put NRA stickers on my car because of this.
Publishing a list that includes what I have purchased, to me, makes me a target for crime.
We are totally on the same page brother, I have absolutely no argument with you and have expressly forbidden my own husband to display anything of the
sort on his own vehicle for the exact same reason. I just think it's retarded to use medical records, abortion records no less, as the retaliatory
argument against the colossal idiocy of publishing gun ownership records.
People having abortions are not going to be targeted by criminals. This is a stupid rebuttal.
FFS, why not publish the personal data of pedophiles, rapists, people who have warrants, PEOPLE WHO HAVE WRITTEN BAD CHECKS, people who have had a
misdemeanor, people busted for dope, people who mail-order pornography, license plates of people who go to titty bars, people who made over $500
thousand dollars last year, people who don't pay child support, people who play violent video games, people who are autistic, people who own ski
masks, people who buy cigarettes, people who buy large quantities of fertilizer, people who subscribe to Penthouse.
IMO the abortion angle is a non sequitur argument.
Medical records can be used to steal your identity, rape your insurance benefits and even keep you from acquiring medical insurance coverage for
yourself, your spouse or your children.
Confidential medical records also help doctors have more detailed access to diagnosing medical conditions because patients are much more likely to be
frank and honest with their physician when they are comfortable knowing that anything discussed must be kept private. Especially psychiatric records,
drug & alcohol rehabilitation, HIV, genetic screening and prescription medications, all of which can be used against someone in a variety of
situations, including employment. They also contain details of your personal lifestyle, such as smoking, alcohol or drug use and even sports
Medical records also contain personal extended family information and familial histories such as, maiden names, places of birth, adoption information,
etc., thus even enlarging the already broad scope of personal damage that can be reached by having access to medical records which contain far more
than someone's current address.
Having said that, gun owners still have just as much right to privacy as those with medical records. Period.