Doctors urged to join gun debate

Dec 31, 2012 Full story: TheBostonChannel.com 6

The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14 has compelled the editors of the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine to call on other physicians to become active participants in the discussion about gun violence and gun policy in this country.

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“Pompous pontificator”

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#1 Jan 1, 2013
I think doctors have enough responsibility just trying to help patients get well. They have continuous study, and have to see as many patients as is practical each day. I'm sure they have enough paperwork to keep them busy without the added burdens of satisfying more government mandates and edicts.

If any physicians feel talking to their patients about gun problems has merit, he or she can do that without Big Brother demanding it.

A couple years ago I was with my elderly mother in a doctor's waiting room in a communist state. An older couple were filling out some forms, reciting each question aloud. They dutifully answered the question about guns in their home without flinching; unquestioned loyalty to strangers who want to know if they have guns in their house.

Are you one of these sheeple? If anyone asks you such a personal question, just say: "sorry, that's a private matter"...etc. It's none of their business!

Since: Jan 09

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Jan 1, 2013
Are you one of these sheeple? If anyone asks you such a personal question, just say: "sorry, that's a private matter"...etc. It's none of their business!
I prefer the standard line that politicians or bureaucrats use when being grilled about malfeasance they have done; "I do not recall". There is beauty in its simplicity. You cannot be charged with perjury because how can they prove you do not recall? It is your memory or lack thereof. They can come at you with evidence about what you supposedly did but there is no way to prove you do not recall. Perhaps you were suffering amnesia at the time or were possessed.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

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#3 Jan 1, 2013
Unamred Doctors kill more kids than guns do.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

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#4 Jan 1, 2013
Tory II wrote:
Unamred Doctors kill more kids than guns do.
Correction:

Unarmed Doctors kill more kids than guns do.
pennyjar2

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Jan 11, 2013
Beware of most doctors. They serve Big Pharma. Maybe the people should stop being used as test subjects, against their knowledge and will. Maybe it is these secret tests that have been happening and are currently happening that cause people to lose it and committ acts of murder and/or suicide.

This is a short video that names some of the secret experiments

http://youtu.be/dL0LW4PPilc

“Pompous pontificator”

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#7 Jan 12, 2013
Just learned today Obamacare has a provision in it that was pushed by the NRA. It precludes medical practitioners from documenting patient answers about guns, and/or using the data for research.

IOW, it still allows Drs to ask, but does not allow them write it down or "use" the information. According to the article I read, the NRA believed insurance companies might raise rates on people who keep guns; and some med professionals might discriminate against gun owners. There is at-least one good part of obocare.

Irrespective of this, I will aways decline to reveal personal/private information. You never know when or how this information might prove to be dangerous to your well being or have other negative consequences.

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