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  •  Who needs more freakin' laws? (1+ / 0-)
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    Doctor: Do you own any firearms?

    Patient: It's none of your damned business, Doc. Now -- are you going to do your job or not?

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 04:42:54 AM PDT

    •  Doctors are aware of statistics (7+ / 0-)

      Like the statistic that you are more likely to be killed or injured with a gun in the house. Your children are at even more risk:

      A 3-year-old boy in Greenville, South Carolina was shot in the head and killed on Friday after he started playing with a pink handgun because he thought it was a toy.
      An Alabama man was in surgery on Sunday after police said he shot himself and his 6-year-old daughter while cleaning his gun.
      No arrests have been made in the accidental shooting death of a 4-year-old boy.
      According to the Memphis police, Joshua Johnson was playing with a gun Monday when it went off.  He was pronounced dead on the scene.
      Minneapolis police confirm a 2-year-old boy is dead after he was shot by his 4-year-old brother on Wednesday afternoon.

      Statistics from the CDC:

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 06:19:19 AM PDT

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      •  That's nice. Who cares? (0+ / 0-)

        Nothing compels you to answer a doctor's question.  There is no need for a law to keep him/her from asking.  Just say "None of your damned business."  and move on.

        If your doctor gets testy, you need a new doctor.  If s/he refuses to treat you -- and you need treatment -- you've got a lawsuit in the making.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 06:49:45 AM PDT

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    •  Who needs "more feakin' laws"? (1+ / 0-)
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      How about the 2,824 Americans killed by gun violence since 12/14?

      You know, just in case twenty toddlers shot to bits isn't enough of a reason.

      Fuck me, it's a leprechaun.

      by MBNYC on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 06:48:01 AM PDT

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      •  So, how many toddlers have you shot to bits? (0+ / 0-)

        Perhaps I wasn't clear enough about which article I was responding to. It was the one about the guy proposing a law to prevent doctors from asking about firearms.

        Frankly, I don't think it's any of their damned business, but think a law is ridiculous.  As an adult and responsible human being, I am fully capable of telling a doctor to mind his own damned business. It's is beyond stupid to draft a law to that effect.

        Now -- if ever we are compelled to answer anything a doctor asks, I might change my mind.

        But we aren't.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 06:53:42 AM PDT

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