January 20th, 2011
11:00 AM ET
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Rob

    Am I the only person who can properly read this bill? Section 1A does not prohibit conduct! It simply defines asking about a gun as a privacy violation. Nowhere in the bill does it say if you violate someone's privacy you can be sent to jail or fined. It says in sections 1b and 1c that if you condition receipt of treatment on willingness or refusal to answer a question about a gun (1b) or disclose the persons response to a question about a gun (1c) than you have violated the act and can be prosecuted. Could someone please get this right.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:06 pm |
  2. David

    Anderson, I don't think you were listening to the question(s) you asked, and the answer he gave. He answered part of the question as you asked it truthfully and correctly. You said "What you are suggesting is passing a law that would outlaw them from being able to even ask that question, being about to even talk about gun safety". He refuted the second part of your question – that the doctors could talk about gun safety. He never said that it would not outlaw asking the patient if they owned a gun, or even addressed that part of the question.

    What he indicated was that they CAN talk about gun safety, they just can't ask if the patient owns a gun.

    I'm keeping YOU honest, Anderson.

    January 20, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
  3. Kelley

    I am embarrassed for the two people sponsoring this bill! What is the benefit for NOT asking this question. There is nothing wrong with a Doctor making some safety suggestions. Who are these two guys "in bed" with???

    January 20, 2011 at 12:53 pm |