Pediatricians’ handout warns, ‘Never have a gun in the home’

Breitbart’s Mary Chastain has passed along a handout of safety tips from her pediatrician’s office. Among the directives: keep the kids away from lawn mowers, make them wear bike helmets, and never have a gun in the home. Not even one of those cute Hello Kitty AR-15s.

As Twitchy reported, one of President Obama’s 23 executive actions signed last month clarifies that doctors are allowed to ask patients about guns in their homes. The executive action provides a workaround of a provision in Obamacare preventing the government from collecting any information relating to “lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition.”


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  • Pablo

    Keep the ammo locked separately? Come on, a little kid is never going to figure out how to feed an ammo belt.

    • Brent Guthrie

      You rocking a ma deuce?

    • Brian Jones

      Oh man…NICE!!!

    • Secede

      Well, SOMEONE has got to learn how to attach another belt to the M60 !

  • Shawn

    I told my wife I am goin to tell the doc I have a couple of AR 15’s a few AK-47’s and other handguns I can’t really talk about cause I have too many

  • TugboatPhil

    Tell the doctor that you are offended that you were asked about the legal status of what may or may not be undocumented Firearm-Americans.

  • waltzingmtilda

    My youngest just had his well visit and they had a questionnaire regarding family medical history, allergies, etc. One section labelled “Social History/Risk Factors” asked if there were guns in the home, smoking, a pool or hot tub, fireplace, drug use, alcohol abuse, kerosene heater and so on. I declined to answer that section and in fact made it a point to comment loudly to the waiting room in general “Oh, here we go. The guns in the home question.” I can be obnoxious like that.

    Seriously, who would answer affirmatively to any of those questions? Obviously they think all of the above are “bad” things (and some of them are), but what kind of fool admits to them? I’ve gotten to the point where before I answer anything from “officials” I think “What can they do to me with this information?”.

    • TitzyFritzensimmons

      Perhaps it is time to loudly and publicly ask the pediatricians if they or any of their staff have ever had an STD or are currently sexually active with more than one partner or have ever viewed kiddie porn?

      • Delano

        They would just answer no. -_____- Simple. Smh.

      • Indynana

        We should ask them if they have a record of child molesting too!

      • Kelly Layne

        now that is good

      • WisconsinPatriot

        We should create a counter-questionnaire. You hand me this GARBAGE, I hand you a little questionairre on constitutional rights and freedoms,privacy,Biblical knowledge and common sense. I will keep it on file.

        • MadMex

          I’m with you on this! If we can get enough people involve to make up a questionnaire I’m on board. This is an excellent idea.

    • Lord Foggybottom

      You should have answered “I drink whiskey when cleaning my guns in the house. When cleaning my guns outside the house I smoke weed, because smoking weed in the house can lead to second hand smoke, which as we all know is bad for the shorties and leads to nagging from you assholes”

      • NachoCheese (D)


      • CCarrey

        That made my Friday!

      • WisconsinPatriot

        Somewhere…….there is a liberal pediatrician…….whose head just exploded.
        Such a mess!

      • Rabid long as the kid is sitting on the toilet,might as well teach them how to clean a gun..

    • Ardell Simon

      I would simply refuse to answer the quesions and politely tell the Dr. its none of their business. They may have a right to ask, but no one has to answer!

      • Kelly Layne

        they don’t have the right to ask it has nothing to do with there health or mine for that matter

    • lillymckim

      Don’t answer anything you don’t want to answer.

      • plumberskid

        And that’s exactly what I tell my patients…:)

    • AMSilver

      At my older child’s visits (3yo) we’ve started getting these questionnaires on his diet, activity level and television watching. Doesn’t go into guns, but even that much has me nervous. They’ve got lunch room police in schools and daycares. How long before they start going through your medical records and decide that you aren’t a fit parent because your child isn’t eating full servings of vegetables and is watching an extra hour of tv a week? I don’t think they’ll have the manpower to go through each and every person’s files and be consistent in dealing with people they consider less than ideal parents, but I have no doubt whatsoever that eventually when government decides to persecute an individual, they will have all the information they need from their medical files to make a person’s life a living hell.

    • Secede

      We have been FORCED to ask these questions for several years now- they are mandatory questions from the government ! I tend to conveniently forget to ask that one. Or if I do , I’ll ask instead ” Are you afraid of our government and our current President ” ?
      From an AR15 totin’ Doctor who learned to carry an M16 at the age of 18 in the US Army

      • plumberskid

        I always ask that question about guns in the home, because then I can compare notes with other gun owners on the pros and cons of various makes and models..It helps me make more informed decisions when I go gun-shopping. From a S & W fan who is a country doc.

    • lcky9

      I have been answering NO to any and ALL questions that are NOT directly related to what I am seeing the doctor about.. I was suppose to go in for allergy testing to see if any of them have changed(most of them are to trees and grass) .. I was sent a form that IF I had completed it I would have given my OWN diagnosis.. I called them and told them to cancel my appointment since apparently THEY were incapable of doing their jobs and telling ME what I was allergic to they wanted me to tell THEM what I was allergic to.. Strangely enough one blood test they can tell me everything I am allergic to .. whats the point in asking ME what I am allergic to.. ?? I have a dentist appointment on the 14th can’t wait to see the form.. of course
      I will answer NO to any and all things they ask that is NOT directly connected to my teeth or medicine I am taking (which is NONE)..

      • plumberskid

        So if you already know what you’re allergic to, why’d you make an appointment in the first place? Just buy some OTC nasal spray and get on with your life.

        • lcky9

          Well first of all I had my testing done some 25 years ago.. peoples system change as do their allergies.. some get better some worse this happens with age.. secondly I tend to lose my voice when I come in contact with some things during certain times of the year,, I believe to be a worse allergy to mold during a particularity spring/summer/fall..but I am also allergic to trees before they bud when the sap starts running.. certain tree worse than others.. at any rate in the last 25 years allergy tests have gotten more advanced and EASIER they can run a BLOOD test and find out all the information,.,. which is WHY I think they should do the test and tell ME what I am allergic to for the most part.. BTW I don’t go the doctors (and I have private insurance until OBAMA bans it).. last time was 2 years ago.. so I am NOT one of those people who think the doctor is a social club.. and when I don’t feel well the LAST place I want to go it sit in a doctors office.. my doctor did give me a nasal spray (NOT something you could get over the counter) used it twice cleared up my allergies haven’t used it since,, don’t like medicine if I can avoid it..

  • HARP2

    Tell your doctor to quit writing so many unnecessary prescriptions for drugs.

  • nc

    How in the world did people ever raise their children without these handouts?

    • Gallatin

      In the libturd mind if you haven’t done the proper thing of having an abortion you’re obviously not intelligent enough to raise a child and you need all kinds of libturd interference and guidance.

    • Biggus_Footus

      Rather well, back in the day when parents, and not pre-schools, daycares, and government schools raised them.

    • plumberskid

      Now that the government has mandated that physicians offices must be paper-less, none of my patients gets to leave the office without at least a half a tree. Mandatory, otherwise I don’t get reimbursed…go figure.

  • Love of Country

    Please pardon my French but this is a monumental crock-of-shit.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    I grew up around liberals and all it made me want to do was buy guns and then get away from liberals.

    • lcky9

      NOT all liberals are anti gun or even believe in making more laws against gun ownership.. I come from a family of liberals and they are FURIOUS at OBAMA right now..

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Any doc that asks my kids about guns is going to have to deal with a sudden outbreak of potty mouth from them.

    • Delano

      What a wonderful parent? Lmao. Proud?

      • SDN

        I’d rather have his kids around than the little serfs you’d raise.

      • tredglx

        What makes it his doctor’s, yours, or anyone else’s business whether or not he owns a firearm?

        • plumberskid

          Look, it’s like this (for those of you who haven’t figured it out yet–and that sounds like most of you here). We (doctors) are MANDATED by the government to ask certain questions. If we don’t, we don’t get reimbursed for that visit. I don’t know about you, but I kinda like getting paid for my work. Now, that being said, none of you are mandated to answer. I personally don’t care if you do or don’t. If you don’t, I just write down “refused to answer”, and that’s the end of it. But if you’re going to come into my office and act stupid or vulgar, you are going to get shown the door in one big, fat hurry. It’s bad enough that I have to put up with this BS from the government, I’m not putting up with it from uninformed patients too. Remember, as doctors, we are on your side. We are not the enemy, despite what some of you seem to think.

          • tredglx

            And I, as a patient, would tell you to confine your questions to my treatment of illness or injury, and if you didn’t, you’d be fired on the spot.
            Works both ways, Victoria. You (as doctors) are NOT mandated to ask about firearms. The Affordable Care Act does not “prohibit or otherwise regulate communication between doctors and patients, including about firearms,” but does NOT mandate the question and to argue otherwise shows you to be less than honest. I don’t want a doctor like that.

            Your statement that your patients are ‘uninformed’ is belittling, shows you to be an elitist, and of the opinion that they are less intelligent than you, there only to feed your bottom line.

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to the Academy of Pediatricians:

    Purchasing “one gun” may be impulse shopping. Several is common sense,
    And there is no such thing as “enough ammunition”!

    • hoytsmack

      Yes! Why just ask the Dept of Homeland Security.

    • Infinite_Indeterminism

      I’m not an expert on the longevity of ammo, but logically, if you bought so much ammo that some of it gets the time to go bad, then you bought that much too much!

      Whether that was enough ammo or not, is, however, another question… (Buying ammo in advance of possible use often comes under the heading of “simple insurance”, which can sometimes be difficult to calculate in advance…)

      • Jack Deth

        Hi, infinite and Hoyt:

        Good points.

        I am also a big fan of the adage: “It is better to have it and not need it. Than to need it and not have it!”

        • Brian Jones

          Unless you spend your life-savings getting it, and then end up throwing it away… 😀

          • lcky9

            like with the food in the pantry.. rotate stock..

  • Maxx

    My brothers and I grew up with loaded shotguns and rifles resting against a wall in a gun rack. At any time I could walk outside and see a bear or moose…we had to be ready in case they decided they wanted a turf war. We didn’t play with those guns for the same reason we didn’t play with kitchen knives. My dad began our gun education ’round age seven. It’s sad how much this nation has changed for the worse. God bless responsible gun owners who teach their kids the value of a well-oiled piece of machinery in addition to its dangers if mishandled.

    • dmacleo

      while not laying around loaded they were loaded in a cabinet. and I was schooled on the dangers.

    • sgb1

      My Dad always carried a gun on his person (hanging in a holster on the headboard) on in a briefcase. When we had tornado alerts and were sheltering in the basement he would appear with a rifle. I never knew where he kept them and knew better than to mess with them.

    • Blake Waymire

      No gun rack, but I knew as a kid exactly where my father’s firearms were. And one of them was an SKS that fired the largest rounds I had seen at the time. I fired my first firearm when I was 7 or so (a Remington Speedmaster), and fired more periodically, including that SKS, until I turned 18 and got my Mauser. Haven’t once injured myself, aside from a slightly pained shoulder at times (this was after I started firing full-sized rounds) and maybe once a slight burn from accidentally touching a hot barrel. I have, however, killed a LOT of paper (and a couple of computers, a rock, some boxes, and an old fuel tank) using various firearms.

      • lcky9

        I labeled a lot of glass bottles when I was a kid.. NOW they are all plastic not as much fun unless you do it like my kids and fill it with water and watch it run,,.

    • lcky9

      my dad started much earlier.. and we lived in CHICAGO.. also I am a girl..

  • sqeptiq

    This is stupid. No question but that people who leave loaded guns out and about put small children in their homes at risk, but guns safely stored create no hazard. Most gun-owning parents are responsible and deserve better than to be slimed as negligent.

    • Delano

      Guns stored safely are no hazard now but what happens when they are old enough to go on YouTube and learn to pick locks? Lol

      • sgb1

        If they have the proper education, they will know how to treat guns. if they are crazy, they will kill their parents to get the keys to the gun safe.

      • tredglx

        Just because your kids can’t be trusted doesn’t mean other people have kids that can’t…


        Well we would never raise our kids to be criminals like you raise yours!

      • lcky9

        hopefully long before that you’ve taught them to respect the weapon.. how to correctly USE the weapon .. and to RESPECT you enough NOT TO TOUCH your stuff..UNLESS of course your a liberal than you just let your kids run YOU..

  • $32809

    So how did all that weenie wagging, tough-gun, talk work our for Chris Kyle and Keith Ratliff? Turns out they got shot after all. Live by the sword. Just hope it’s you that gets shot and not your kid.

    • HARP2

      Stupid just comes natural to you huh ?

    • Delano

      They wont be satisfied until their child is laying in his own blood.

    • CatHerder

      So, let me make sure we’re on the same page here: if I choose to defend my family using a firearm and someone shoots me by surprise, it’s all my fault for owning a gun, then? Or does it just count if I announced my intention to protect myself with deadly force beforehand?

    • dmacleo

      a pole smoker says what?
      see above…

    • wwbdinct

      It would have worked out a whole lot better here in CT if Dr. Petit had a gun to shoot the two bastards that committed a home invasion at 3 a.m., tied him up, his wife and two daughters, raped his wife and his 11 yr old daughter and then set the house on fire killing the 3 women. The two pieces of scum who committed this monstrosity had been on early release from the numerous crimes that they both had committed for years.

    • TugboatPhil

      So by not having guns in their house, are you saying that the Harvey family of Richmond, Virginia, along with two other families, got what they deserved when recently released felons duct taped them and then put plastic bags over their heads such that everyone got to see the others dying of suffocation?

      Do you suppose they had duct tape in their homes and dying that way was karmic justice? Good thing they didn’t have any guns or they might have died by the “sword.”

      Will you be OK with your kid being duct taped in front of you and then tortured and killed for you to watch just so you can be justified in thinking that gun ownership is a “weenie wagging” trait?

    • sgb1

      I don’t have a weenie.

    • JohnYuma

      This is a really special kind of stupid…


      Actually I hope you are the next!

  • CatHerder

    Never have a pediatrician in your home. If you must have one in your home, keep them bound and gagged with the cell phone removed when not in use.

  • syvyn11

    If a doctor asks you, lie. He’s not a recognized law enforcement official. No matter what President Big Ears says.

    • Jamoni Wench

      I agree 1000 percent with this. Calmly lie. Not answering is the same as saying yes.

      • Lisa Jones

        I don’t own a gun – yet – but I will tell them in a heartbeat it’s NONE of their effing business. Let them infer whatever they like from that.

  • TugboatPhil

    Yes, Doctor, I do have guns in my house, but I’ve declared it to be a “Sanctuary House” where federal gun laws don’t apply.

    • Biggus_Footus

      Most federal laws only apply within federal jurisdiction (government buildings, federally-owned/managed lands, etc.). My home is located on neither.

  • peteee363

    some of those suggestions seem reasonable, now. “keep the kids away from lawn mowers”
    nobody told my parents, they made me mow the lawn every week, does this mean i can take them to court?

  • robcrawford2

    Doctor: “Do you have any guns?”

    Me: “What do you need?”


    Me: “Do you? No? Does you wife have any nice jewelry? Any expensive electronics in your house? Cash?”

    • Holly Martin

      Made my night! Best answer yet!

  • Biggus_Footus

    So, in other words, store the unloaded gun in a secure, locked container, along with all the rest of your paperweights. Because that’s all an unloaded gun is – a paperweight.

    • lcky9

      my dad use to keep the gun hung on the wall or next to his bed.. he used the clip for a book mark weight (to hold the book open to the page he was on)..(he ALWAYS had a book he was reading at the kitchen table) .. a rife over the door loaded and we lived in CHICAGO .. I was taught to shoot at 5 and NEVER touched my dad’s weapons without him being there.,,. neither did my 2 sisters..

  • sgb1

    The libs seems to think that we are not capable of thinking for ourselves. They are compelled to protect us from ourselves. They have run their smear campaigns on every politician who doesn’t agree with them. Now they are working on guns and the wealthy. People with smarts lock their guns away. They don’t need to ask.

  • JesLHW

    I had to go to a hospital a few months ago to get a special ultrasound done. The nurse I spoke to over the phone told me that I HAD to finish a questionnaire before coming to the hospital and being seen. The questionnaire asked many probing questions that had absolutely nothing to do with my health or the baby’s health, and some were downright offensive. Many of the questions seemed to imply that I was placing myself in danger merely because I was living with a man (my husband). Another question was, you guessed it, is there a gun in the house?

    I answered all of the questions, even though some of them were upsetting and triggering to me. I was afraid they wouldn’t see me if I didn’t answer them, as the nurse was very firm about having the questionnaire filled out in order for me to be seen. But now I’m wondering, would they have to see me anyway if I’d refused to answer the questions? I really needed to get that test done but I never want to have to answer anything like that again.

    • jeanbean14

      That is ridiculous. Who is putting these gun questions on medical questionnaires? Why do they think it’s their business? It’s not. They are supposed to be diagnosing and treating illness, not telling the parents how to raise their kids. This is so far over the line. Have you considered filing a complaint with the hospital?

    • dkhilly

      Just remember an OB or any doc is a contractor that you are hiring, you are their boss…if you don’t like their service, fire them. There is always another one that will provide the tests and friendly service you want.

      • Secede

        And we can fire you if you act like an ass……

  • Indynana

    IS this just the tip of the iceberg? find out who has guns in the home… Then find out who votes against the liberals?! Find out who will rebel against government and let them know that obamma will not tolerate those who defy him!

    • plumberskid

      Just don’t answer the questions…any of them. Not too hard to do, and it speeds up the visit.

  • samazf

    My OB/Gyn asked me if I wore seat belts and had a gun in the home. I told him that had nothing to do with my vagina and that it was none of his business. He just sort of smirked and said it was just a “safety” question. Why does my pap smear have to involve my personal beezwax?

    • Lance Frank

      pretty sure if he’s doing a pap he is already in your personal beeswax 😉 but seriously tell him to piss off

      • Brian Jones


    • WisconsinPatriot

      I came SO close to blowing hot coffee through my nostrils…….Thanks for the laugh!

    • lcky9

      why is it a safety question is a gun hidden in your vagina ?? and do they have special seat belts for vagina’s.??? unless the answer was yes to those questions it has NOTHING to do with a pap smear..

    • plumberskid

      What part of “mandatory” don’t you people understand? Do you think we enjoy wasting our time on this crap? Just say “sorry…next question”. You don’t have to answer, but we have to ask.

      • tredglx

        No you don’t.

  • Biggus_Footus

    “I keep my guns in my room, and my kids keep their guns in their rooms. We acknowledge and follow the 4 basic rules of firearms safety, so all guns are always loaded. Can I have another copy of your handout? I had to poop and your restroom was out of toilet paper.”

  • liberalssuck

    I am all for responsible gun ownership. However I feel they have overstepped their responsibilities… It is the individuals responsibility to maintain their firearms as they see fit. Why I keep my cocked and locked.

  • Patti Patterson

    The only answer anyone needs to put down is “NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS”! Questions are getting out of hand and we need to start standing up for ourselves. To those ridiculous ethnicity and race questions, only 2 answers. Ethnicity: American, Race: HUMAN. My family and friends have been using those answers for years. If the government doesn’t like it, TOUGH!!!!!

  • frank

    They didnt ask if i have several guns in the home, so i can truthfully respond by saying, “No, i dont have a gun in my home”. Learned that from Bill Clinton.

  • Cliff Hatfield

    To the “American” Pediatric Association and other nosy left leaning busybodies ,” None of your damn business.”None. Did I make myself perfectly clear?

  • Karen Griffee

    Come off it!! A helmet on a tricycle??? What next; wrap the kid in bubble wrap?

    • SDN

      That’s next year.

    • Infinite_Indeterminism

      With very young children, I have a certain …affinity for that advice. Young childrens’ skulls are soft, and brain damage isn’t something I recommend (even though it seems to have worked out well for several in Congress…)

      (It should be noted, however, that my comment is from a layman in medical terms – I do not know enough about this to make a (literally!) ‘educated’ guess about the topic…)

      • Brian Jones

        Well…we all survived just fine and dandy before helmets became cheap enough for everyone to own. They AREN’T needed, and only serve to wussify America from the get-go.

        Bumps, Bruises, Cuts, and Scrapes are all NECESSARY to grow into a responsible, caring, empathetic human being, and are all natural parts of growing up. We can’t keep trying to protect our kids from everything all the time…

    • lcky9

      adults to when they are driving,, kids in car seats should be wrapped in it to just in case that 50lb seat doesn’t hold when the kid is 15 and still required to use it..

  • Karen Griffee

    OK, so a doctor is allowed to ask about guns in the house. I did not see anything requiring us to answer that intrusive question.

  • Randy C. Lindsey

    A doctor would have to be an idiot to ask such a question where I live. Probably 95 percent of all homes have at least one firearm.

  • ScottinVA

    Screw them! I look forward to the opportunity to be a veritable pain in the a** if that question ever comes up.

  • hoytsmack

    That memo is spot on! I kept my gun locked up in a separate safe, away from the ammunition. Some time a couple of weeks ago, it got out and reloaded itself! Two days ago it fired five shots off at me as I was trying to go to the bathroom! I had to keep yelling bad gun! bad gun! down! down! Is there any good gun training schools that can teach my gun some good gun manners, or maybe a gun whisperer like that Caesar Milan guy on animal planet?

    • walterc

      Check with Ted Nugent, I hear he’s pretty good with guns. :)

    • Brian Jones

      I hate when my guns get uppity!!! LOL!

      Nice story! It made me laugh, which was very well needed this morning!!! Thanks!

  • Liberals Needhelp

    Never have a pool.
    Never drive in a car.
    Never have mini-blinds.
    Never have a peanut in the house.
    All those things result in the death of children, sadly, rather regularly…………

    • Holly Martin

      Don’t let your baby sleep in a crib; or on his/her stomach; or on his/her back, depending on which study you read.

  • Jim Swavely

    Correct answer should a Doctor (or anyone) ask you if you have a gun is, “None of your GD business.”

  • Michael Anderson (WB)

    My doctor instead told me he routinely carries in the office. He was pointing out that if you carry the right gun no one will even know it is there.

  • ⚔Christophuh⚔

    Swimming pools are still ok.

  • Elena0412

    They can tell you not to have guns, but yet need to dance around the fact that women’s fertility wanes after the age of twenty-five, lest they “offend” someone.

    • Angie Mancino

      Where did you get that fertility “fact”? It’s 35 dear. And that’s when docs say it MAY begin to “wane”. There is certainly not an age where every woman’s reproductive organs say “welp! time to dry up! Her birthday is next Tuesday!” smh

      • Elena0412
        • plumberskid

          No, you’re just plain wrong. She was just correcting you.

          • Elena0412

            No, I’m not. You need to read the link. Here’s another one:

            And another:

            A woman’s fertility declines by age. The older a woman is, the less likely she is to get pregnant each month. A woman is her most fertile before she is 25 years old. By age 25, fertility begins to decrease. Women in their twenties have a 20-25% chance of pregnancy each month. By 30, the chances of becoming pregnant are significantly smaller – at most, the likelihood of pregnancy is around 15%. By age 35, the likelihood of pregnancy in any given month is less than 10%. By the age of 40, most women will have difficulty getting pregnant without intervention.

            Unlike a man whose body is continually making new sperm cells, a woman is born with all of the eggs she will ever have in her lifetime. As a woman ages, the percentage of eggs she has left (also known as her ovarian reserve) decreases. When a woman hits 30, she will only have about 12% of her eggs left. By age forty that number drops to a very small three percent.

            If you are a woman under the age of 30 and are actively trying to conceive, you are urged to seek treatment after you have tried on your own for six to twelve months. If you are over thirty and are having trouble conceiving, do not wait more than six months to seek medical attention. Time is fertility.

          • Elena0412
  • dkhilly

    I simply will say I don’t feel safe answering this question.
    If I have a gun, what if I’m talking to a bad guy that wants to know where to steal a gun….if I don’t have one what if I’m talking to a bad guy that wants to know where it’s easier to rob or attack…either way I’m best protecting my children by not answering.

  • Dazieblue

    My pediatrician asked me at our visit two days ago if there was a gun in the house. I said, “I decline to answer that question.” You don’t have to answer any question you don’t want to answer, in the words of my GP!

  • Marty Haas

    Doctors aren’t all suddenly asking about guns because they’ve all suddenly realized it will help them do a better job of providing health care. The government is asking them to get this info, and your medical records are all being consolidated electronically for the government to access. Knowing you have a gun in the home changes absolutely nothing in the way a doctor interacts with his patient, unless the doctor happens to be a liberal gun control enthusiast who wants to lecture all his patients.

    • plumberskid

      Unlike me. If any of my patients actually answer this question (most of them know better), then we can have a discussion on which is a better weapon for concealed carry and why, the pros and cons of semi-autos vs revolvers and reloading techniques. And then, I can say that they “refused” to answer. It’s amazing how many of my patients “refuse” to answer these questions!! BTW, I actually have patients who bring their weapons to the office so I can look them over, before I decide if I might want to purchase one. And in 20 years, no one has ever been shot….

  • thepoliticalchef

    Reblogged this on Thepoliticalchef's Blog and commented:
    And what was that about barrycare NOT having anything to do with gun-control? *CHIRP*CHIRP*CHIRP*…

  • Nate Tapsak

    I am a minor. I proved my responsibility, and so I own guns. Simple.

  • J.N. Ashby

    To be fair, it did add the provision “If you must have one.” That said Jefferson, et al. disagree.

  • Chris S

    Then again, if you *need* an instruction sheet about not backing your car over your kids, or leaving your young children alone in the house, or need to be reminded to feed your kids, maybe you shouldn’t have a gun in your home.

  • Ann Tucker

    Don’t answer the Dr. if they ask if there’s a gun in your home, it’s none of their business..That’s an invasion of privacy , let them get a search warrant if they must know. If they do that , the fat lady has already sung .

  • billy86

    It’s just ‘backdoor’ gun registration – gun registration by other means, you know, a convenient database the Katrina gun collection agents didn’t have.

  • Guest

    Hey criminals if you by some chance can read, I suggest you rob an idiot pediatrician who is a member of The American Academy of Pediatrics. If you come into my home, you will die.

  • Kristophr

    These questions are an example of a medical ethics boundary violation.

    Doctors that allow these questions to be asked should be threatened with a complaint to the state’s medical ethics board.

    • plumberskid

      Who do you think made up these questions in the first place?

    • Secede

      Dipstick- the government DEMANDS we ask these assanine questions !

  • Adela Wagner

    Assault Trikes! Wear helmets!


    i agree those on the left shouldnt have guns…it seems they are the ones committing all these mass murders, they dont know how to handle , nor do they know anything about safety. I would safely guess the medication they all seem to worship, may actually be the reason for the loss of reality.

  • Kathy Skaggs

    I would not answer the question and I would find another doctor if mine did. I would also warn them first to not ask about guns if they wanted to keep their patients because I would get on all social media sites and start naming the doctors who are asking those questions so others could find one that doesn’t.

    • plumberskid

      So Kathy…good luck with that. We are required to ask that question, along with any number of other stupid questions, nowadays, otherwise we DON’T GET PAID BY THE GOVERNMENT!! Perhaps you don’t mind working for free, but I do, especially since my paycheck is getting smaller while I’m expected to do more and more in a shorter period of time. If you don’t want to anwser these questions, and I don’t blame you if you don’t, then just don’t answer them. See how simple that was?

  • BeeKaaay

    Remember, the American Academy of Pediatrics want more customers. And what better customers there are than CRIME VICTIMS! Because if you’re unarmed, you are more likely to be a crime victim.

  • LordElrond09

    It should read “Keep your child away from any and all things that could remotely injure his or her fragile skin. In fact, Place your child in a bullet proof bubble with nothing sharp in it and feed them oatmeal. On second thought, have them get a feeding tube so that we eliminate the risk of them choking to death on anything they eat”

  • disqus_lJapfzCIUh

    Sure thing…1st scenario….lock your gun in your gun case …..lock your bullets in a locked box in a different room…the criminal comes in…you run to the room where the bullets are…you come out to get your gun…the criminal has already robbed your house and is running to his big truck with your stuff…2nd scenario…lock your gun in the big case and lock it up….put it in the attic with the big box of bullets…you are in the stairs running for your gun and away from the criminal… and… he shoots you dead…then robs your house…

  • porgiefirefighter

    If you tell them you have no guns in your home, these pediatricians and/or their staffs can then sell this information to criminals. It’s a great way to make some tax-free extra cash!

  • Elena0412
  • no victims

    I talk about this in a “How and Why to Talk With Your Kids About Guns (Even If You Don’t Own Guns)” presentation I volunteer to give to parents ( The fact is that there is only one codified and published source of guidance for parents about helping their young children avoid injury or death in a firearms-related accidents — the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program. I often have to point out to parents (many of whom are understandably uncomfortable with my presenting only an “NRA resource”) that even the AAP, provide only the limited guidance contained in this handout. They tend not to believe me until I actually show them.

    (Please note that I am referring to a codified and published resource — I know that many of you have spent time with your children to teach them in your own way. I am not challenging that. Rather, I am pointing out that there is only the resource for those who do not have the experience, knowledge or ability to address the topic with their own children themselves.)

  • Infinite_Indeterminism

    SPAM – please eradicate!

  • lcky9

    I have to ask is ANYONE really listening to this president anymore???