All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
Yesterday I spent a good chunk of my morning at the Pediatrician's office having my 16 year old evaluated for strep throat (which she has) and because she hasn't been there in more than a year I was given a new questionaire/Medical History form to fill out. No problem, done them many times but this form had a question that I have never seen on a medical form in my 50-plus years. It was simply asked: "Do you own a gun?" My answer was yes and in the remarks part of the question, I put: "And I can shoot it quite well."
The doctor looked at the questionaire but never made comment on the gun issue. I didn't ask him about it but in my mind I rationalized the reason for such a question...All I came up with is that mayhaps they want to insure that it was in a lock box or had a locking mechanism on it, which most responsible gun owners do.
I'd like some imput on whether this question is appropriate on any medical form (barring psych-evals)? It you think so then what reasoning do you have to justify the question?
Personally, if it were me, I would have flat out asked the nurse/secretary, "what does this have to do with anything??" To me, it's not appropriate (particularly at a paediatrician's office), but then I live in Canada and we don't have the amendment that states we have the right to bear arms (or is it right to arm bears?), nor do we fill out questionnaires when we go to the doctor.
In the final year of Bush's presidency, I knew a number of people who were convinced that he was going to declare martial law in order to stay in power...it never happened, and suddenly they were very quiet about their theories and didn't want to talk about them.
Watching the conspiracy nuts try to explain why there never was a declaration of martial law, or why America didn't become a socialist dictatorship, or why there never was a declaration of sharia law, etc, when Obama leaves office is going to be amusing.
Of course you will probably explain it away by the valiant actions of the political opposition.
In which case I have an excellent rock to sell you, it keeps tigers away...what don't believe me? Well look around, see any tigers? EXACTLY! It works!
I am cranky about any president. I don't trust any of them right now. Suspect the worst of any politian.
"You say paranoid.
I say situational awareness."
(offers tinfoil hat )
People imagine dramatic examples of totalitarian take overs, nothing could be further from the truth.
Why would they do that? Why declare martial law, tear up constitutions and march troops down the streets, could you think of anything MORE likely to start a civilian uprising?
No, the method used now is far more insidious, subtle but definite control over the political system at every level by various corporate interests, including media empires, the same that advertise the political campaigns and determine what kind of slanted news you receive.
They keep the population fighting against each other in pointless political battles, convinced that if only they could get their side in, then everything would be all right....of course when it doesn't turn out that way its always the other side's fault, etc. All this is engineered to give the public the illusion of choice and control.
Its already a tightly controlled dictatorship, the presidents come and go, but the people controlling them always stay the same.
Like I said, I don't trust any of them.
And totalitarian take overs aren't imaginary. Hitler. Saddam. Politicians are sneaky. And the people that bank roll them are even sneakier.
I am not fighting anyone. I am watching.
Here in Nevada private sale is legal. Not every firearm has to be registered.
Have you read the questions lately on the atf form? They are hysterical.
We press 90% of our own ammo.