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Posted: 9/8/2004 3:19:45 PM EST
My wife took my son to the doctor's office recently.
After the visit they gave her a form to fill out.
One of the questions that were asked was "Are there any firearms in the home?”
My wife left it blank. Before she left one of the girls that work there told her she missed a question.
My wife told her "No I didn't, it's none of your damned business"

God I love that woman...
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:21:37 PM EST
nice
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:24:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 3:24:17 PM EST by GUNGUY1911]
That's great, I have instructed my fiance to do the same when she or her daughter go to the doc. Someone posted something similar awhile back with a bunch of good rebuttal questions for the doc I thought were great also!
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:24:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:29:02 PM EST
Good for her! I have yet to see that one yet. Is it a local thing so far?
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:29:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 3:35:03 PM EST by limaxray]
Give your wife a hearty "well done!" That's one of the latest tactics from the American Academy of Pediatrics, based on Kellermans "43 times more likely to be killed if you own a gun in the home."

AAP website


More than 44 million Americans own firearms. Of the 192 million firearms owned in the United States, 65 million are handguns. Research shows guns in homes are a serious risk to families.

A gun kept in the home is 43 times more likely to kill someone known to the family than to kill someone in self-defense.
A gun kept in the home triples the risk of homicide.
The risk of suicide is 5 times more likely if a gun is kept in the home.
Advice to parents

The best way to keep your children safe from injury or death from guns is to NEVER have a gun in the home.

Do not purchase a gun, especially a handgun.
Remove all guns present in the home.
Talk to your children about the dangers of guns, and tell them to stay away from guns.
Find out if there are guns in the homes where your children play. If so, talk to the adults in the house about the dangers of guns to their families.
For those who know of the dangers of guns but still keep a gun in the home

Always keep the gun unloaded and locked up.
Lock and store the bullets in a separate place.
Make sure to hide the keys to the locked boxes.



Was in Colorado Springs a couple in 1996 when they asked me that same question on a form for an Air Force flight physical.

I left it blank, told the doctor I wasn't going to answer the question, called the legal office and complained that they were asking questions outside the bounds of their duties. Question got pulled the next week.

Stupid question, keep fighting it every time it comes up!

Edited to add: Here's a great article by a doctor on the entire AAP program and what it is intended to do! www.haciendapub.com/wheeler1.html
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:30:14 PM EST

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+1 Good wife you've got there!
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:31:33 PM EST
Well done. I haven't seen that question yet either on any forms I have had to fill out. I would reply the sama, none ya business.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:51:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 3:53:19 PM EST by LWilde]
I like your wife's style!

When the Navy captain at Quantico (O-6 for you grunts and Air Force weenies! ) asked us that same question while he was giving the five year old his pre-school physical, I politely told him it was none of his business. You shoulda seen the look on his face. I thought he was going to have an aneurism right there. I guess he isn't used to being told to fuck off. Great part is, there ain't a damn thing he can do about it now...I've been retired for 12 years now.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 4:29:23 PM EST
Good start, but make sure you find a new doctor now, and make certain the current knows why, and that you'll tell everyone you know to avoid them - cause I'm sure that they realize a "none of your business" answer is in most cases, a "yes".

Rocko
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 4:34:13 PM EST
Tell him you're an amature proctologist and shove a pistol up his ass.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 4:35:16 PM EST
My doctor asked if I had a gun in my house. I think its because he hunts with a TC 30-30 pistol and wanted to make sure he still had the more macho deer gun
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 7:00:26 PM EST
I'll let her know!
She's pretty understatnding about my toys, and in fact I just built an AR for my son at her request!
She will be looking for a diffrent doctor, but this is not the first office to give her the same form.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 9:49:48 PM EST
You better get her some flowers!!!
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 9:56:38 PM EST
Does she have a sister?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 12:23:07 AM EST
Every year doctors KILL more than 300,000 people thru "medical misadventure" , infection or complications from their mistakes. A better question would be, Do you have any doctors in the house?

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 1:18:56 AM EST
My pediatrician asked me if we had guns in the house when my daughter had a checkup.

I asked him if he had kiddie porn in his house. He said "Excuse me!? I don't see the meaning of that. This is a question we ask to help parents understand the risks of dangerous objects in the home."

I said "My question was too".

He got flustered and walked away and asked the receptionist to finish up with us. We haven't returned to his office since.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 1:26:41 AM EST
Friggin awesome.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:12:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:18:02 AM EST
My chidrens Peds doc also asked the same BS questions, but realized that this was an invasion of privacy, so she just went down the list and said "NO" without time for my wife to answer.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:22:25 AM EST
You should be proud of your wife.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:22:38 AM EST
Outstanding. I would never go to that office again.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:29:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Tell him you're an amature proctologist and shove a pistol up his ass.



"Now- COUGH!"
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:31:45 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:41:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By Glock918:
My Dr. and eye Dr. are both pro gun, pro police, and have permits.


Good for her!
Art in KY



My wife is a physician here in central MA, and has to ask the dreaded question. She refuses to discuss the policy with me, other than to say it is mandated by her employers, the state, or some such, and she has no choice. (Last time I asked, we got in a fight about it...)

FWIW none of our family's doctors, all of whom are ultra-libs (they all give money to Teddy and JFK the Lesser frequently) have ever asked me that question. Maybe my missus told them, "Don't ask him that question...."
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 10:24:23 AM EST
it seems to be asked at a lot of doctors now. my daughter said yes and they wanted to know if they were locked up.P C BULLSHIT!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 10:42:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By swingset:
My pediatrician asked me if we had guns in the house when my daughter had a checkup.

I asked him if he had kiddie porn in his house. He said "Excuse me!? I don't see the meaning of that. This is a question we ask to help parents understand the risks of dangerous objects in the home."

I said "My question was too".

He got flustered and walked away and asked the receptionist to finish up with us. We haven't returned to his office since.



This is fucking classic.

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 2:46:44 PM EST
jmcdonaldva1...
You married well...
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 2:54:28 PM EST
Just part of Gun Control, Inc.'s attempt to medicalize gun ownership out of this country.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:10:21 PM EST
My doctor already knows the answer to that question. We are both pro gun and have discussed it. He has three little boys and he has guns in his home. My daughter was raised around guns and now my grandson will learn to be a responsible gun owner and shooter.

Jim
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