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My poor daughter got sick and we took her to the doctors office today. The nurse was asking the usual questions about eating habits and and what not and then she asks "are there any firearms in the home?" I kept my mouth shut for a moment and my wife looked at me. I then turned to the nurse and said I refuse to answer that. She explained I am required to ask ( funny that my daughter has been going there for about 2- 2 1/2 years and this is the first time we were asked ) and I reiterated I refuse to answer the question . I did not lie I neither confirmed nor denied. The reason I was there was because my daughter was sick what does firearms have to do with her coughing and her nose draining?
 

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WOW. I don't even know how I would have reacted to that. I don't think I would have been able to keep my composure as well as you did. Bravo. I may have stated something to the more sarcastic side of things, but then again I may have asked if the nurse had any firearms in her/his home. That seems very odd to be asked that question at the doctors office.
 

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WOW. I don't even know how I would have reacted to that. I don't think I would have been able to keep my composure as well as you did. Bravo. I may have stated something to the more sarcastic side of things, but then again I may have asked if the nurse had any firearms in her/his home. That seems very odd to be asked that question at the doctors office.
I should have asked her how often she has sex. So she could see how violating her question to me was.
 

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LOL, yeah that's the sarcasm I'm talking about.
 

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I would have asked who requires her to ask that question and why?
 

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This has actually been going on for quite a while. I got asked this question a few years ago when my middle child got sick. I told her it was none of her business and if she wanted us to continue to go there she should never ask that question again. I then told the doctor on the way out unless the child has lead poisoning that question is just stupid and irresponsible to ask
 

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Liberals, (socialists) got their own way of thinking you know. Maybe she thought you had shot and butchered some bad spotted owl and thats what was making her sick.......

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We discussed this a few months back and it deserves another airing because it is symptomatic of the national malaise that we need to start correcting in November. We can certainly expect more of the same if we cannot fix this fast sliding leftward tilt.
 

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I've been asked this question as well. I answer it flatly and honestly and I move on as if she asked me what the weather was like on my way to the doctor's office. I register my firearms when required by law so a check mark at the doctor's office is not a big concern for me. They also ask about pets in the home and who else lives there. I'm not certain why exactly, but this thread is making me think some more about the unrelated questions they do ask.
 

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I was thinking, one of the state legislatures, Florida maybe?, had enacted something to stop this practice. I do know it's gotten a lot of folks attention.
Docs are supposed to make us feel better, and help us live longer lives. Not be concerned with what may, or may not be in our closets.
 
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I ask my Doctor why it was one of the questions on their forms. I answered N/A. He said he did not know it was, his office is in with several Doctors. He got back with me on it and said it was on most of the forms now that are generated by the medical association. That they are very anti-gun. He is a shooter and does not agree with it. Said "All" information on the forms goes into the data bank, that N/A is a good answer on a form or direct question.
 

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I ask my Doctor why it was one of the questions on their forms. I answered N/A. He said he did not know it was, his office is in with several Doctors. He got back with me on it and said it was on most of the forms now that are generated by the medical association. That they are very anti-gun. He is a shooter and does not agree with it. Said "All" information on the forms goes into the data bank, that N/A is a good answer on a form or direct question.
I'd have used a different acronym then N/A something like NOYFB!

My daughters pediatricians offices asked this a while back.... It will still get asked I'm sure, the AMA is very liberal even if your Doctor isn't!

If asked on a form from now on I decided I will use my NOYFB acronym and if asked verbally I will answer "medically irrelevant".
 
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My mom recently returned home from a stint in a nursing home, and when I was setting up her therapy I was asked the same question. I told them it was none of their damn business. Going over some paperwork with them later I found that what they had recorded in the box was a 'yes.' That pretty much set me off, and I bit a big hunk out of the nearest butt. They shouldn't be asking the question to begin with, let alone taking guesses at the answer. I do not like it, Sam I am.
 

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My mom recently returned home from a stint in a nursing home, and when I was setting up her therapy I was asked the same question. I told them it was none of their damn business. Going over some paperwork with them later I found that what they had recorded in the box was a 'yes.' That pretty much set me off, and I bit a big hunk out of the nearest butt. They shouldn't be asking the question to begin with, let alone taking guesses at the answer. I do not like it, Sam I am.
I hope they changed the answer!
 

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We got asked this a couple of weeks ago when we took our son in for his 2 1/2 year check up. Same doctors office he's been to since he was 6 weeks old and we've never been asked this before. The nurse refused to let us see the doctor until I answered too. Needless to say, we're in the process of finding him a new DR to see
 

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My doc ignores that question. She has asked to see mine as I've carried there. She has zero problems with it and automatically skips the question and enters no.

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I might have suggested that she try knocking down the door in the middle of the night to get an answer to that question.
 

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I was asked that question by a male nurse at our local hospital when filling out forms a few years ago. I asked why they wanted to know and the male nurse said it was required. I told him it was none of their business if I did or did not own any firearms and considered it a violation of the Privacy Act to ask. This got me the Hospital Administrator who said the question was a valid question for the medical profile they were building on me. I then got pissed and told him that the question has nothing to do with my health and I would not answer it and that I would be sending a complaint letter to the State Attorney Generals Office and asking it to be considered as a violation of my privacy. The Administrator then said we could write (refused to answer) on the form which would be considered a yes. I then told him where he could file his form and the pen he was using as I left. I went to the VA Hosp. in Durham NC and was treated without all the bull.
 

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Well over the years, my GP's nurse, knows I carry a gun. They just recently put a no weapons sign on the front door, but its not legally binding, and they can only ask me to leave if they know.'

My Surgeon, who operated on me for cancer, knows and we discuss guns almost every visit.

If they tried to make it part of a questionaire, at the hospital, I would politely tell them to guess? Half the hospital doors are signed, and others have nothing on them, so all of them are really not legally binding unless all are marked.
 
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