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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:02 PM

Republican lawmakers slam doctors on questions about gun ownership

Republican lawmakers are furious with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for backing questions about gun ownership during kids' check-ups.

The practice is common among doctors, who argue it is vital to ensuring children's safety at home. President Obama has vowed to protect doctors' right to ask.

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"It's not their business," said Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a member of the House Judiciary Committee. "It's like asking, 'Do people pray in your home? Do they voice opinions contrary to the (Obama) administration?'"

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"Doctors have no business inquiring of patients whether they are choosing to exercise their constitutional rights," NRA spokeswoman Jacqueline Otto said in a statement Friday. "When a child is brought to a doctor, it is to seek their expertise in pediatrics, not firearms ownership."

http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/politics-elections/283581-gop-voices-slam-doctors-on-gun-questions

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Reply Republican lawmakers slam doctors on questions about gun ownership (Original post)
Redfairen Feb 2013 OP
hollysmom Feb 2013 #1
neverforget Feb 2013 #2
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #3
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #5
NightOwwl Feb 2013 #4
davidpdx Feb 2013 #6
Squinch Feb 2013 #7
CBHagman Feb 2013 #8

Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:14 PM

1. Or does anyone in your family have cancer?

Yea doctors have no business asking about your eating habits either! Or if you have visited foreign countries or or or where it hurts!!!!!! They are so darn nosy!!! Now lets end freedom of speech of doctors, we have to end all the rights except the second amendment, that is all you need.!!!

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:17 PM

2. But controlling a woman's body is totally cool and stuff.

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Response to neverforget (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:41 PM

3. +6,017

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Response to neverforget (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:31 PM

5. Bingo

 

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:56 PM

4. Steve King can kiss my ass.

Fucking hypocrite.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:38 AM

6. Oh what do doctors know

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:16 AM

7. Asking if there is a gun in the house is equivalent to asking if people pray in the home?

Interesting peek into a mindset there.

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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:12 AM

8. Given that Florida actually passed a law to fine physicians and strip them of their licenses...

...if they asked patients about firearms, King has the wrong end of the persecution stick, not that that's surprising. Often enough bullies and other manipulators put on a show of being victims themselves.

http://www.newsherald.com/opinions/editorials/physicians-and-firearms-1.82739

The federal Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — prohibits the federal government from using patient medical records to compile a list of gun owners. That’s as it should be. However, in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre President Obama issued an executive order clarifying that the health care law does not prohibit doctors from asking their patients about guns in their homes.


Nor should it. But that’s what Florida’s 2011 Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act, dubbed the “docs and Glocks” bill, attempted to do. An early version of the legislation called for imprisoning doctors up to five years and fining them up to $5 million for asking questions about guns. Before the bill became law, those penalties were reduced to a $10,000 fine and loss of medical license. Also, an exception was made for doctors who believed that their questions about guns were relevant to a patient’s care or safety — basically, a giant loophole that neutered the legislation.


Nevertheless, a federal judge overturned the law on the grounds that it violated doctors’ First Amendment free-speech rights and didn’t restrict citizens’ Second Amendment firearms rights.


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