Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Developing over at Drudge

Saw this at this morning. Apparently the posts aren't ready yet but I'll post what I can when I can.

The second line caught my attention - I wonder when it's going to go from 'press' to 'require'? And since when does my prostate have anything to do with gun ownership? And what if Doc is a Patriot or at least sympathetic to my stance?  And and and......


Robert Fowler said...

I have a PA instead of a doctor. Since she knows shit about guns, how is she going to give me safety advice?

She asked me one time if I had thought about hurting myself. To which I said no. When she asked me if I had thought about hurting someone else, I asked he if she had driven in this town. That was 2 years ago and it hasn't been asked since. She laughed so hard I think she might have pee'd herself.

Neil A Russell said...

I still stand by what I've been predicting; eventually we'll receive our form 1040-H to determine our healthcare "investments" and someplace on it will be a line or a box asking for a list of your firearms.
Since the CDC has already determined guns to be a "health hazard" each firearm will have a specific cost for ownership.
Failure to comply will result in harsh penalties.

Spooky place the old USA could become.

And thanks for losing that "captcha" nonsense, I don't need my glasses to post anymore!

hiswiserangel said...

My PA goes to the same range I frequent. She's more heavily armed than I am, but not quite as armed as wirecutter....

Matt said...

Tell him or her that yes you have a gun and that they are welcome to inspect it when they do their prostate exam.

They'll shut up.

wirecutter said...

Naw, my Doc's cool. I dropped some ammo on his floor last visit and he just grinned and handed it back to me.

Anonymous said...

Huge fan of the site. I promise I'll create an account. For now anonymous.

I lived with the God forsaken (yankees) in connecticut. We had SEVERAL physicians there routinely ask us if we had guns in the home. One refused to see us if we refused to answer.

I know all ya'll love to believe you have freedom. Freedom died 9/11/2001.

-Alexander W. Smith

bunnirabid said...

The Doctors are welcome to break into my house at 3am to find out if I have firearms.

justcook said...

Number of physicians in the US = 661,400
Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year = 250,000
Accidental deaths per physician = 0.3779

Number of gun owners in the US = 80,000,000
Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) = 1,500
Accidental deaths per gun owner = 0.0000188

Therefore, doctors are approximately 19,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Doctors Are The Third Leading Cause of Death in the US,
Deaths Per Year Cause
106,000 Non-error, negative effects of drugs2
80,000 Infections in hospitals10
45,000 Other errors in hospitals10
12,000 Unnecessary surgery8
7,000 Medication errors in hospitals9
250,000 Total deaths per year from iatrogenic* causes

These total to 250,000 deaths per year from iatrogenic causes!! (iatrogenic is defined as induced in a patient by a physician's activity, manner, or therapy. Used especially of a complication of treatment).
Causing 250,000 Deaths Every Year

Note that the CDC child gun death figures are typically half of the figures that the gun control lobby publishes. The difference is in the definition of a child. The gun control lobby counts young adults that are 18 or 19 years old as children, but they do not count 20 year olds as children. You can choose from one of two possible reasons, depending on your level of cynicism: 1. The standard CDC age groups used to go from 0-19, 20-39, etc and the gun control lobby couldn't figure out how to select a custom age group. 2. Counting 18 and 19 year olds as children doubles the number of so-called child gun deaths, and more child gun deaths means more support for gun control.
In 2007 there were 1520 gun deaths in the 0 through 17 age group (out of 74,340,127 children) and 3067 gun deaths in the 0 through 19 age group. By subtraction we find that there were a whopping 1547 gun deaths in just the 18 through 19 age group. In other words, in 2007 most "child gun death victims" were actually adults. Historically the 18 through 24 age group is the highest crime-committing group. At age 18 part-time drug dealers leave school and become full-time drug dealers. Despite the propaganda from the gun control lobby, criminals in general and drug dealers in particular are the group of so-called children most likely to be shot by their fellow criminals. You can verify this by reading the local gun death news stories in any city newspaper. School shootings are so rare that everyone gets national television coverage, but drug dealers are shot so often that they are barely mentioned in their local newspaper.

angrymike said...

Hell my back doc asked ME what was the best carry gun, I ask about my back, he asks about which gun is the best for carry........