Thursday, February 21, 2013

Think, before you answer

This thought-provoking piece arrived in my in-box today. It is quoted in its entirely.

Do you have a gun in the house?THIS IS GOOD TO KNOW!

When I had my  gallbladder taken out and spent 10 days in the hospital. I had home nurse visits for two weeks and was asked if I had guns in the house. I respond that if I did I would not tell them. So the below has some merit.

FYI, I am passing this along... there are comments from two other people that have also been asked if they keep guns in the house. The nurse just kinda slipped it in along with all the other regular questions. I told her I refused to answer because it was against the law to ask.

Everyone, whether you have guns or not, should give a neutral answer so they have no idea who does and who doesn't. My doctor asked me if I had guns in my house and also if any were loaded. I, of course, answered yes to both questions. Then he asked why I kept a loaded gun close to my bed. I answered that my son, who is a certified gun instructor and also works for Homeland Security, advised me that an unloaded, locked up gun is no protection against criminal attack.

The Government now requires these questions be asked of people on Medicare, and probably everyone else.

Just passing this along for your information: I had to visit a doctor other than my regular doctor when my doctor was on vacation.. One of the questions on the form I had to fill out was: Do you have any guns in your house?? My answer was None of your damn business!!

So it is out there! It is either an insurance issue or government intervention. Either way, it is out there and the second the government gets into your medical records (as they want to under Obamacare) it will become a major issue and will ultimately result in lock and load!!

Please pass this on to all the other retired guys and gun owners... Thanks, from a Vietnam Vet and retired Police Officer: I had a doctors appointment at the local VA clinic yesterday and found out something very interesting that I would like to pass along. While going through triage before seeing the doctor, I was asked at the end of the exam, three questions: 1. Did I feel stressed? 2. Did I feel threatened? 3. Did I feel like doing harm to someone?

The nurse then informed me that if I had answered yes to any of the questions I would have lost my concealed carry permit as it would have gone into my medical records and the VA would have reported it to Homeland Security.

Looks like they are going after the vets first. Other gun people like retired law enforcement will probably be next. Then when they go after the civilians, what argument will they have? Be forewarned and be aware. The Obama administration has gone on record as considering veterans and gun owners potential terrorists. Whether you are a gun owner, veteran or not, YOU'VE BEEN WARNED !

If you know veterans and gun owners, please pass this on to them. Be very cautious about what you say and to whom.


Mike said...

I have heard of similar incidents from people I know. When they ask me what would do my answer is tell the questioner to mind his own business. Reminds me of the last census. I got one of those long forms in the mai. This thing asked me not only the number of people in my house (the reason for the census) but such odd questions as how many toilets were in my house and what route I take to work. The Commerce Dept didnt like the answers I gave them about that either, but they got over it EVENTUALLY!

Haiduk said...

This has pretty much been debunked as false.

Having said that, the idea that a neutral answer is the best answer in any context is probably still good advice.

Clem Kadiddlehopper said...

Did you read Obama's 23 executive orders?

16. "Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes."

17. "Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities."

Then there are reports that the VA are sending out letters threatening certain veterans with prison if they attempt to own a firearm (from Redflag news and Gatewaypundit) via an illegal and unconstitutional "determination of incompetency" by the VA without due process.

Don't rely on Snopes. Snopes gets my rating of "mostly leftwing liars."

Obama IS trying to register guns and identify gun owners through any and all means - including using doctors, nurses, and hospitals to help build their databases.