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Republican lawmakers slam doctors on questions about gun ownership

Posted on: February 16th, 2013

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.

But as the gun-control debate simmers in Washington, conservative lawmakers said pediatricians go too far when they inquire about family firearms.

“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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  • http://www.facebook.com/david.peschke.1 David Peschke

    Sandy Hook Advisory Commission works on recommendations for Gov. Malloy
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    The commission is expected to make recommendations to the governor on school safety, mental health issues and gun violence prevention by next month. (February 16, 2013 8:51 AM)
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    HARTFORD – The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is working on safety recommendations to present to Gov. Dannel Malloy following a hearing this week.
    The group heard from experts, including several architects, an infrastructure protection official, a retired FBI agency and the head of a national school safety group. Some members of skeptical about the need for expensive security measures at schools when mass shootings are so infrequent.
    The commission is expected to make recommendations to the governor on school safety, mental health issues and gun violence prevention by next month. Meanwhile, Vice Presiden Joe Biden will be visiting Danbury next week to speak at a conference on gun violence.

    • jstarusa

      And Biden is an expert on gun violence? The goof master? That should be good. Oh well he has to keep busy, hes tired of hauling Obamas golf bags.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.peschke.1 David Peschke

    Some members of skeptical about the need for expensive security measures at schools when mass shootings are so infrequent.

    • gail2012

      That maybe true but these mass shootings of late are highly suspicious in my opinion. You know liberalism is a mental illness of it’s own. Some of them will go to any lenghts to get what they want. Look at Joe the plumer, fast & furious and anyone that has a different opinion to them. Do you see or hear any healthy debate. NO! They will do anything. ANYTHING!

    • jstarusa

      If they are so infrequent, then why the uproar about guns? And they say we are paranoid?

  • foxxybey

    Both of my daughters grew up around guns and can shoot well themselves and anyone who tries to do harm to them will die for sure.

  • OldDocBen

    This is just the tip of the iceberg and the camels nose rolled into one dictatorial agenda. Next the VA will be asking PTSD vets if they have guns and will record that to know who has guns. Think it is a coincidence that the want a standard FEDERAL medical database? Anyone notice how liberal doctors and nurses are? I have been a cop, sailor, Marine, soldier, IT Network Administrator and a Board Certified PA so I have a pretty good idea what they are planning; and yes, I am older than dirt.

    • jstarusa

      They already are doing that. They have doctors that are also part time drug enforcement snitches, and report all usage of pain medication and other drugs that the Vets are taking. Most of the doctors though are good physicians and do their job well.

  • Gym Shu

    The question should be put right back on them and to let them know that we will be publishing a list of all the people who don’t own guns and doctor’s who refuse to answer.

  • arley_barley

    Q. for the Dr’s. Do you use tools that can be used in an Abortion?? Do you kill humans with those Tools?? Pass it on folks, let the medico’s squirm.

  • gail2012

    It’s none of their dam business. Any Doctor that asks you about guns send their names into The NRA and FOX NEWS. Then find another Doctor. You don’t want to have a leftist communist democrat Doctor. When or if obama makes it to the dictator status these guys will be trying to turn you into his secret Police for I don’t know “having a stirofoam coffee cup”.

    • garysvent

      You are coming to that place where you will not be able to find a practicing doctor who is not a leftist communist democrat. They will soon be wards of the state, thanks to obamacare, and then Hippocrates be d*****. Like most other folks, they will go along to get along …. or get rich.

      You must school your child not to answer such questions, or to answer: “Gee, doc, I dunno.”

  • Sharon

    It definitely is NOT anyone’s business if I have a weapon in my home. Anyone attempting to force their way in will find they made an enormous mistake. I shoot first and ask questions later.

  • Dave

    Who will ask the Doctors about their firearms?

  • http://www.facebook.com/harvey.steele.5 Harvey Steele

    if there is NO patient-doctor privacy does that make Roe v. Wade void?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathy.f.skaggs Kathy Fugitt Price Skaggs

    It’s none of the doctors business and I will just not answer them.

  • ER Doc

    well, I am a Emergency Room Doctor. Have never asked that questio,and never will. My co-workers all know I own guns, hunt, and always have a knife on me. Any patient who asks will know I hunt and own guns. I spent lots of time growing up at my grandparents, with loaded guns on the wall. None of my siblings or cousins ever shot anyone. The question is PC BS

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OOKK3KBK7M2DX5OKOV7ODZ3QTA Jay

    Go Rep. King! I guess there are a few R’s left with spines.

  • fliteking

    “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.”

    We don’t ask about the safety of the Doctor’s children do we?

    Soon Nurses will be required to ask the same questions.

    Tell your health care provider “Let’s stick to health care . . . keep politics to yourself”

  • jstarusa

    Wow, we are now required to march to a different tune than what this nation was founded on. Let me get this straight, take the parents guns away if they have children to protect the children from who? The parents? And the next thief, murderer or rapist coming through the door has free reign to kill any one in the house that they want to? And that makes sense to who? The politicians need to come back from never never land and apply for commonsense!

  • Tonto

    Ted Kennedy’s Oldsmobile killed more people than 99.9% of privately owned “assualt rifles.”

  • Gerald Falke

    Hey, guys. The Left would like you to believe that all docs will go along with this lunacy…but they seem to forget that there is an NRA-backed provision buried deeply within the Affordable Care Act that prevents docs from releasing any information regarding gun ownership even if they do request it. Some docs may do so, but they are forbidden to place that data into their electronic medical records. If asked, just say “No”.

  • NObama EVER

    During my last checkup I asked my Dr. if he was going to ask me if I owned any guns. He said ‘I own guns…screw ‘em’. I like my Dr.

  • http://www.facebook.com/al.pambuena Al Pambuena

    ask the doctor what was his class standing in med school, ask if he drinks etoh, ask if he has been divorced and how many times, ask if he or she has had any affairs, are the gay or lesbian, how much money do they make, have they cheated on their taxes, who did they vote for, how much do they donate to a political party, and to who…i mean this can go both ways…….what religion are they, do they smoke dope, take cocaine.

  • mikee

    I’ll ask the doctors if they suck d i c k s???

  • mikee

    Ask doctors why they beat their spouses?

 

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