Stop Doctors From Interrogating Children about Daddy’s Guns

Stop Doctors From Interrogating Children about ‘Daddy's Guns'
SB 432 – FL Senate Committee on Health Regulation.

Florida Carry
Florida Carry

Florida – -(Ammoland.com)- SB 432 is on the agenda of FL Senate Committee on Health Regulation on Tuesday, March 22. Florida Carry, Inc. urgently requests that you send e-mails via the links provided to each of the committees members in support of Senate Bill 432.

SB 432 provides that inquiries by physicians or other medical personnel concerning the ownership of a firearm by a patient or the family of a patient or the presence of a firearm in a private home or other domicile of a patient or the family of a patient violates the privacy of the patient or the patient's family members, respectively.

The bill also prohibits entry of certain information concerning firearms into medical records or disclosure of such information by specified individuals, provides noncriminal penalties, and provides for prosecution of violations, etc.
Primarily, but not limited to the American Academy of Pediatrics, had made the banning of handguns a priority under the guise of a children’s safety issue.

Not satisfied with merely providing household safety information, doctors have been specifically asking both parents AND CHILDREN about guns in the home, and have denied service to those who refuse to answer.

A woman in Ocala, FL refused to answer her pediatrician’s inquiries during her daughters routing physical checkup and as a result was given 30 days to find a replacement pediatrician for her three children. Not everyone has the money, time, or transportation to find another pediatrician. Firearm ownership information has been entered on patient records, and has been released to unauthorized third parties. A mother in Uxbridge, MA objected to her child being asked about “daddy’s guns”, and stopped the doctor’s intrusive questioning. Days later, she found out from a friend on the police force that the doctor had filed a report about the family’s lawful ownership of guns.

In fact, one of our own members was subjected to this intrusion. He posted his experience here: www.floridacarry.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=71#p913

There are exceptions in the bill for legitimate inquiries with regards to mental health professionals and emergency situations, and there is nothing that prevents a doctor from providing information on any topic including firearms safety.

The bill merely prevents doctors from asking about firearms and then denying service based on an answer not to their liking.

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Support SB 432 – Stop doctors from interrogating children

Dear Senator,

Primarily, but not limited to the American Academy of Pediatrics, had made the banning of handguns a priority under the guise of a children’s safety issue. Not satisfied with merely providing household safety information, doctors have been specifically asking both parents AND CHILDREN about guns in the home, and have denied service to those who refuse to answer. A woman in Ocala, FL refused to answer her pediatrician’s inquiries during her daughters routing physical checkup and as a result was given 30 days to find a replacement pediatrician for her three children. Not everyone has the money, time, or transportation to find another pediatrician. Firearm ownership information has been entered on patient records, and has been released to unauthorized third parties. A mother in Uxbridge, MA objected to her child being asked about “daddy’s guns”, and stopped the doctor’s intrusive questioning. Days later, she found out from a friend on the local police force that the doctor had filed a report about the family’s lawful ownership of guns.

There are exceptions in the bill for legitimate inquiries with regards to mental health professionals and emergency situations, and there is nothing that prevents a doctor from providing information on any topic including firearms safety. The bill merely prevents doctors from asking about firearms and then denying service based on an answer not to their liking.
Please vote in favor of SB 432.

Respectfully yours,
~your name~

About:
Florida Carry is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to advancing the fundamental civil right of all Floridians to keep and bear arms for self defense as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I Section 8 of the Florida Constitution. Florida Carry, Inc. was organized by a group of Florida gun rights activists in order to better coordinate activities, effectively lobby the state legislature, and to provide a legal entity capable of filing suit to demand compliance with state and federal law. Florida Carry stands only to represent our members and the over 6 million gun owners of Florida. We are not beholden to any national organization's agenda that may compromise that mission.
Florida Carry works tirelessly toward repealing and striking down ill-conceived gun control laws that have been proven to provide safe havens to criminals and be deadly to law abiding citizens.

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