Comments on: You’ve been gut-shot, but I won’t ask… http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/09/16/youve-been-gut-shot-but-i-wont-ask/ News, but not the serious kind Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:56:44 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Dave_not_dave http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/09/16/youve-been-gut-shot-but-i-wont-ask/comment-page-1/#comment-415582 Sat, 17 Sep 2011 02:46:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=68047#comment-415582 Nice one @Doc. That’s all I’ve got to say about that.

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By: justCAM http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/09/16/youve-been-gut-shot-but-i-wont-ask/comment-page-1/#comment-415579 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:04:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=68047#comment-415579 LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE! :-)

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By: DoctorDoll http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/09/16/youve-been-gut-shot-but-i-wont-ask/comment-page-1/#comment-415571 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 20:22:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=68047#comment-415571 I’m just trying to picture how a physician would raise the subject of firearms if there were not a legitimate reason for it.
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MD: “Okay, turn your head and cough….hmmm…hmmmn. Have any loaded guns at home?”

Doc: “I beg your pardon! Is that some kind of a joke?”

MD: “No…hmmm…hmmm. Any pain during sex?”

Doc: “No.”

MD: “Just trying to make conversation. You have any guns at home?”

Doc: “No.”

MD: “Would you just say that into my stethoscope?”

Doc: “No.”

MD: [into the stethoscope]: “The fat man is on the roof. I say again. The fat man is on the roof!”

Doc: “Are you out of your frickin’ mind?”

MD: “Say, you have any naked pictures of your wife?”

Doc. “No.”

MD: “You want to buy some?”

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By: CrowGirl http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/09/16/youve-been-gut-shot-but-i-wont-ask/comment-page-1/#comment-415569 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 20:11:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=68047#comment-415569 You have revolvers especially for shooting raging bees? Wow.

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By: rcbasler http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/09/16/youve-been-gut-shot-but-i-wont-ask/comment-page-1/#comment-415568 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 19:54:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=68047#comment-415568 Hey,Doc, I was right with you until the part about your Village Square having a traffic circle….

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By: DoctorDoll http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/09/16/youve-been-gut-shot-but-i-wont-ask/comment-page-1/#comment-415566 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 19:39:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=68047#comment-415566 “I was told (true or not) that it was feared that many liberal doctors were asking such questions and reporting the results back to the Brady-bunch; effectively making a defacto registration list.”

That is one of the silliest things I have ever read. And I have seen some doozies, but that takes the bisquit.

Anybody who thinks that physicians are going to waste their office time collecting information to pass it on to some organization needs to look down and see what planet they are living on. Because it certainly isn’t this one.

Anybody here who ever had a physician who would take the time to do that? Oh, wait, that’s why one of my former physicians made me wait two hours in the waiting room one time! He was busy collecting gun information! That’s why he went into his office! He was using his secret decoder ring to access a top secret cite to report firearm information!

What a bunch of conspiracist yahoos. There are perfectly legitimate reasons why physicians would ask about firearms, as I’ve noted above. And, for the record, there are perfectly legitimate reasons a physician would ask about driving safety, too. I know an advanced Altzeimer’s patient who frequently takes the car out for a spin whenever her husband takes a nap. Last time, she couldn’t figure out how to turn out of the traffic cicle at the Village Square.

Freedom of Speech as embodied in the First Amendment certainly trumps some misguided, idiotic censorship of what physicians can discuss with their patients. As the U.S. Supreme Court once said “What erodes human rights erodes humanity, Stupid!” 38 MUC 99*.

*MUC is an acronym for “Made Up Cases.”

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By: 69Spinster http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/09/16/youve-been-gut-shot-but-i-wont-ask/comment-page-1/#comment-415565 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 19:25:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=68047#comment-415565 A doc who can’t talk about guns
Really isn’t much fun
S/he talks about disease
Or dangers of too much cheese
My goodness that’s so ho-hum

I want to discuss guns with my doc
That would be an interesting talk
But in the state with hanging chads
They say that talk’s bad
As is anything said by Barack

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By: Moonshine http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/09/16/youve-been-gut-shot-but-i-wont-ask/comment-page-1/#comment-415561 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 18:47:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=68047#comment-415561 I said, “Don’t get ME started.” Someone should have told ConLaw and Annie…. (Annie, get your goat, er, I mean gun?”

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By: TXadvocate http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/09/16/youve-been-gut-shot-but-i-wont-ask/comment-page-1/#comment-415560 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 18:39:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=68047#comment-415560 Where is Shra with her taser?

I’m all for arming bears…the world needs more bear hugs.

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By: lemonttaylor http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/09/16/youve-been-gut-shot-but-i-wont-ask/comment-page-1/#comment-415549 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:37:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=68047#comment-415549 @Conlaw
Put the gun on the ground at the pool’s edge and back away slowly.

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