Speaking of gun-grabbing (censored,) be prepared to lie to your doctor.

AMA backs common-sense measures to prevent gun injuries, deaths

The “common-sense measures” of course involve a list of specific things to be banned so extensive I can’t list it here, so I’ll just summarize it as “pretty much everything.” Except laws enabling domestic partners, casual dates and more-or-less random strangers to get you banned from owning guns – complete with knocks on the door and confiscations. Yeah, that ought to damp down all that rampant suburban violence right there.

Except for cops, of course. Government still gets guns.

What this has to do with the practice of medicine is a bit mysterious to me, but then I never went to college so I guess I should just relax and accept the judgment of my betters. Anyway the AMA has been an enemy for a long time, so it may be meaningless: If they had the pull to get their law passed they’d already have done it.

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9 Responses to Speaking of gun-grabbing (censored,) be prepared to lie to your doctor.

  1. Ben says:

    For a doctor to declare you incompetent, you first must actually be attended by a doctor. Is your average gut-toting homicidally-inclined citizen even likely to be the sort of person to give any doctor the time of day?

    Vaguely related matter: Airline pilots must regularly renew their medical certificates. The main part of that process is not the physical exam itself, (which basically checks for a warm body) but the completion of a multi-page government form wherein the pilot must confess and explain every contact he has had with a medical professional. He also must answer a long list of “have you ever been diagnosed with” questions.

    So ask yourself, how does a person (whose livelihood depends on that medical certificate) ensure that he is never diagnosed with a disqualifying condition? (or at least delay said diagnosis) Yep, you guessed it! The government program that is supposed to ensure that airline pilots are healthy specimens actually serves as a powerful disincentive for them to go to the doctor.

    So now will the same be true of gun owners?

  2. Ben says:

    Grrr. “Gun-toting”, not “gut-toting”!

  3. Joel says:

    Oh, c’mon. I tote my gut everywhere I go. :)

  4. Zack says:

    I tote my gun under my gut

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  6. What? You tell anyone other than trusted friends or family that you have a gun. I don’t

  7. Ron says:

    I have yet to have a doctor ask these kinds of questions, but if he does I hope he likes the “Are you an idiot” stare he gets back.

  8. Buck. says:

    I can’t wait to see the look on a doctors face when they ask if I have any guns at home. My answer might be something like :
    “At home? Fuck it, Doc, I have two on me now.”
    Last time I was ambulance’d off for a weekend at (it’s always on a Friday night), I was carrying my G30 and an LCP.

  9. FDD says:

    LOL the VA doc just except the fact I have guns. no biggie

To the stake with the heretic!