90 Miles From Tyranny : Bill Would Prohibit Doctors From Asking About Guns

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bill Would Prohibit Doctors From Asking About Guns

While legislation expanding how and where Texans can carry weapons is dominating the Legislature this week, one state lawmaker is targeting the doctor's office as a place to keep the federal government from learning who owns guns. 

Over the objections of the medical community, state Rep. Stuart Spitzer, R-Kaufman, has filed a bill that would prohibit doctors from asking patients whether they own a firearm and makes the Texas Medical Board, which licenses physicians, responsible for doling out punishment.

“Pediatricians are asking children away from their parents, ‘Do you have guns in your house?’ and then reporting this on the electronic health records, and then the federal government, frankly, has access to who has guns and who doesn’t,” Spitzer said in a recent interview. He said he experienced the phenomenon firsthand when he took his daughter to the doctor, who asked her whether there were any guns in the house.

Spitzer, a surgeon, said he wanted to make sure that doctors “have the right not to ask that.”

But doctors’ groups say House Bill 2823 would ...
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4 comments:

  1. JEEZ! is there anything politicians think they can't fix by forcing people to do what they want?

    There is already an easy solution to this that requires no legislation:
    1. Don't answer the question.
    2. Answer the question with a blatant LIE to get the result you want.
    3. Go to a different doctor. One that specializes in... ya know... medicine instead of social justice causes.

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  2. Answer the QUESTION comrade!

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  3. Answer the QUESTION comrade!

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