I was having a conversation with a reliable source last week and she advised me that one of her neighbors went to the doc and was handed a questionnaire that asked two disturbing questions:
1) Do you own a gun?
2) Do you have fire detectors in your home?
Anyone that is alert and paying attention knows this isn't benign. Was it possible that this particular doc was innocently over-reaching? My gut said no. I did some research and found that it's becoming more common.
Sun Sentinel Article
While Snopes seems to refute/debunk that docs are required to ask the question if you are a Medicare patient, that I have it on a very reliable source that docs here in Texas are asking, you have to wonder how slippery the slope is (sooooo slippery) to governmental notification, doctor/patient confidentiality be damned.
Documenting gun ownership has no place in my healthcare. Or yours. Period.
Thankfully, this bill, dubbed "docs vs glocks" was passed into law - HB 155 - which makes it a felony for docs to ask.
Is it too much to ask that the rest of the states follow?