posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 09:50 AM
Originally posted by DAVID64
reply to post by ManFromEurope
Why should we have to answer? An inanimate object sitting in my house has no bearing on my health. It didn't cause my daughter's cold or even my
arthritis, so why do they need to know? It is just one more way for our ever snoopy government to stick their nose where it doesn't belong. The
uproar about the guns is not actually about GUNS. It is a reaction to the government stripping our rights away one by one and people have finally
started to see it for what it is. An attempt to disarm the American people so they can do what they want. WE don't want troops on the corner with
weapons "protecting" us. We do a damn fine job all by ourselves.
Okay, I will repeat my former posting:
Why are doctors allowed to ask "do you get good grades in school? Do you get bullied?", as stated in the article? Because there is a good cause to
it! Read the whole article.
"According to Insley, Butterly told her the staff began asking such questions in October. This apparently follows a report from the American
Academy of Pediatrics published Oct. 18 recommending that pediatricians ask gun questions as part of patient history.
That October report sites firearms as one of the top three killers of American children and reasons that questions about availability of guns would
allow medical staff to tell parents to keep guns out of their homes, or at least out of children's reach."
There IS a cause for this asking of a doctor other than just plainly being nosy.
Okay, okay, now I will try to give some example:
As you might know, the Autobahn in Germany doesn't have a speedlimit for a larger part.
I guess, one could compare the outcry which happens every time some son of a butch politician tries to introduce an overall speedlimit on the
Autobahn to the ban of guns in the USA.
HEY, don't you take away my freedom to drive my car with the speeds I like!
Maybe we don't wear weapons all day and all night.
Maybe we have a ban on breeding some dog-races like pitbull and others.
But don't try to take THAT freedom from us! I want to have the permission to drive my car as fast as I want!
If I look at the whole gun-situation, I just realized the similarity... Okay, keep your guns. I concede to a whole lot of your points, aside the need
to use AR rifles for "defense"..