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Old 02-17-2017, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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A Florida law passed in 2011 that stopped doctors from asking patients if they owned guns has been ruled by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals as a violation of Doctors 1st Amendment rights.
Next time you visit your doctor, don't be surprised if you are asked 'Do you have guns in your home?'
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Old 02-18-2017, 03:42 AM
 
Location: West Palm Beach
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What value does a doctor get for knowing weather or not I own a gun?
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Old 02-18-2017, 04:54 AM
 
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What value does a doctor get for knowing weather or not I own a gun?
If you have children he may want to impart some advice concerning safety,other than that i cant imagine why he would want to know if you have guns in the house.
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Old 02-18-2017, 04:59 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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1st Amendment? I'd like to see the convoluted reasoning on that one.

My doctor knows I'm a gun owner simply because she knows I hunt and walk a lot doing it.
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Old 02-18-2017, 06:26 AM
 
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1st Amendment? I'd like to see the convoluted reasoning on that one.
There's nothing convoluted about the freedom of speech.

Unless you belong to the nra I guess.... you'd think they'd care about the first amendment as much as they do the second

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Old 02-18-2017, 06:41 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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There's nothing convoluted about the freedom of speech.

Unless you belong to the nra I guess.... you'd think they'd care about the first amendment as much as they do the second

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Political speech in the doctor's office?


I am a life member of the NRA and the only people I see attempting to trample on the First Amendment are people such as yourself.


But then again, hypocrites very rarely see themselves when looking in the mirror.
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Old 02-18-2017, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Fort Payne Alabama
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so based upon the 1st Amendment rights the patient has the right to tell the doctor that "that is none of their business"
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Old 02-18-2017, 07:33 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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so based upon the 1st Amendment rights the patient has the right to tell the doctor that "that is none of their business"
Wanna bet doing that will trigger a mandatory report requirement?
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Old 02-18-2017, 07:40 AM
 
Location: US
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I'd have no problem saying, "yes i have guns" i dont see the big deal, but then again no dr has ever asked me that so I dont see it as a problem
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Old 02-18-2017, 09:38 AM
 
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Political speech in the doctor's office?


I am a life member of the NRA and the only people I see attempting to trample on the First Amendment are people such as yourself.


But then again, hypocrites very rarely see themselves when looking in the mirror.

Asking a question about gun ownership is protected speech. Bottom line. The courts obviously see this unlike rabid pro gun nra folks.

Prob the same folks who are surprised that Donald trump can't just do whatever he wants with executive orders.

Domestic mass shootings have killed more people in the US since 9/11 than Muslim terrorists have...having a doctor ask common sense questions about gun safety at home is a no brainer....and certainly NOT political speech
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