Doctors Asking Patients About Guns is an Ethical Violation & Malpractice… VIDEO

Opinion

Bellevue, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Did you catch the video by Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO) at the Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) this year? If you didn’t, now’s your opportunity to get up to speed.

Somehow the email from the Second Amendment Foundation that went out notifying me that the DRGO video was ready for viewing slipped through the cracks, and I recently found it cleaning out my inbox. I previously reported on the GRPC a couple of weeks ago, and do check out that article for a small rundown.

First off, the annual GRPC was held virtually this year. While many of the presenters expressed their willingness and hopes to have a live GRPC next year, a virtual event does have some merits in our current COVID world. All of the video presentations have been archived and they can be viewed on the Second Amendment Foundation’s youtube page HERE.

This year representing DRGO was Dr. Robert Young. Dr. Young gave a very impassioned and to-the-point speech about a doctor’s role, if any, in the world of the Second Amendment. From his speech:

We are the doctors who know guns. We are glad to be part of the second amendment foundation family since 2011…We are a nationwide organization of health care professionals and supporters who value honesty and human rights…Our second amendment activities are all volunteer, as we are all full-time practitioners. For 27 years now Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership has been fighting the politicization of gun policy by know-it-alls in our profession. We base our positions on and educate others using the best data-driven science available, which consistently supports the net gain to public health from American citizens exercising their right to keep and bear arms.

Dr. Young talking about the advocacy and educating of others is illustrated by the number of cases, briefs, and activities DRGO has been involved in.

We view our educational mission very broadly. We have provided policy background and amicus briefs in major cases like Emerson, Heller, Peruta, and Walshlager. We publish position papers by our experts on issues such as easing access to suppressors, electronic medical records, and emergency protection orders. We have testified before national and state legislatures across the country and share our expertise with other activists.

Not wanting to spoil the entire presentation for you, however, one of the most notable lines Dr. Young said might be:

So far we strongly object to the notion that doctors have any right to ask patients routinely about gun ownership. That’s an ethical violation and malpractice if it leads to harm.

Given the large push from different organizations in the medical field to engage in the debate on firearm ownership, it’s refreshing to hear a physician say this matter is not under their prevue.

Dr. Young did continue on to discuss some very staggering statistics and facts. From his speech, you’ll learn a lot also about the push from those in the medical profession and government to make firearm ownership and Second Amendment related subjects akin to the tobacco industry. The difference here, one of these subjects is a constitutional right, and the other a harmful vice. But none the less the push to label firearms as a piranha has occurred and succeeded in many ways with help of the medical industry.

Meanwhile, when we get information from the talking heads over from professional organizations such as the American Medical Association and need to be biased towards what these “officials” may have to say. As Dr. Young pointed out:

Very few physicians want anything to do with the political goals of our professional organizations. That’s why the American Medical Association now represents less than 20 percent of American physicians, down from 80 percent some 50 years ago. When men were men, women were women, and doctors were doctors. But, that leadership has become progressively more progressive as private practices have become mostly replaced by institutionally owned medical practices and physicians have to meet insurance demands to get paid. These pressure providers to meet the agendas of those organizations, not just to do what is best for patients…and that my friends is a socialist progressive approach of modern medicine.

DRGO plays a very important role in combatting the anti-freedom caucus narrative. Their pragmatic and data-driven approach to the “gun issue” shows there really is no “gun issue.” Dr. Young really hit a home run with his 2021 speech representing DRGO. Take some time and give it a view. You can watch Dr. Young’s speech HERE or in the embedded video above:

More about DRGO from their webpage:

Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO) is a project launched in 1994 in response to a coordinated public health campaign against gun rights. DRGO is now a nationwide network of physicians, allied health professionals, scientists, and others who support the safe and lawful use of firearms. DRGO’s members include experts in public health, firearm technology, gun safety education, and tactical medicine.

Unlike many public health academics who claim to be experts on firearms, DRGO’s members and leadership are experienced in the safe and proper use of firearms. Many have advanced training or experience in firearm safety, firearm self defense tactics, and firearms technology. This fund of expertise, coupled with their medical and scientific training, uniquely qualifies them for a role in advising on firearm policy.

Originally conceived as a project of the Claremont Institute, DRGO is a project of the Second Amendment Foundation, a non-profit foundation promoting educational and legal action programs designed to better inform the public about the gun control debate.

DRGO leadership and the organization’s writers, publication reviewers and member advocates are unpaid volunteers. DRGO receives some logistical support from the Second Amendment Foundation.


John Petrolino is a US Merchant Marine Officer, writer, author of Decoding Firearms: An Easy to Read Guide on General Gun Safety & Use and NRA certified pistol, rifle, and shotgun instructor living under and working to change New Jersey’s draconian and unconstitutional gun laws. You can find him on the web at www.johnpetrolino.com on twitter at @johnpetrolino and on instagram @jpetrolinoiii .

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Big George
Big George(@biggeo44)
1 month ago

I recently had an in-patient procedure performed at my local hospital, and was shocked at the length of the admitting questionnaire! Among the questions were “have you been victim to domestic violence” AND “are there any guns at your home”??!! I gave the admitting person the WTF look, asking her what did these questions have to do with my procedure! Her answer was “well it’s on the form”!! WHAT a moron!!

TStheDeplorable
TStheDeplorable(@tvsteinke)
1 month ago

My doctor talks to me about guns all the time. In the depths of the ammo shortage he joined me out in the parking lot of his office so I could reward him for his years of excellent medical care with 200 rounds of .380 ammo that I had but didn’t need. For Christmas I am giving him 100 round of 5.56.

Big George
Big George(@biggeo44)
1 month ago

Good job! We think alike. I gave my Doc a small frame ATI .45 which I had purchased for my wife but she thought too heavy. I even paid the fees for him to jump through all the BS Commiefornia CA-DROS paperwork. He was very appreciative!

swmft
swmft(@swmft)
1 month ago

does it make sense to any of you that Jewish doctors and lawyers are mostly the ones that think second amendment only applies to revolutionary war era guns , and many have read the federalist papers and cant understand the peoples right to not have the Nazis come for them

Last edited 1 month ago by swmft
TStheDeplorable
TStheDeplorable(@tvsteinke)
1 month ago
Reply to  swmft

You are an ignorant dolt.

Watch um
Watch um(@hughl)
1 month ago

You are a stupid asshole, the man is right

Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
1 month ago
Reply to  swmft

True. Many ‘Christians’ think the same, but it’s especially stupid for Jews since millions of Jews recently paid the price.

One extra-stupid non-Jew is actor Daniel Craig. Still a gun grabber after playing a Jewish resistance leader that used ‘illegal’ guns to save thousands of Jews.

Last edited 1 month ago by Russn8r
Vince
Vince(@vbrady9981)
1 month ago

Americans who own firearms have a long memory of what happened to the people who did not own firearms, so no dementia! Taking the doctors’ advise against firearms can be very dangerous to your health, possibly fatal! Get a second opinion from a qualified professional!

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill(@deplorable-bill)
1 month ago

Just don’t answer the doc’s questions and definitely don’t tell them you are armed or own firearms. Back when clinton/obama bin ladin was the sitting president, he came up with these invasive questions to look for people in need — he said. What it is now and has always been is a tool to locate those who own or carry firearms. That is illegal search and seizure as best as I can tell. If they want to ask you questions that have nothing to do with their work, ask them their social security number, their bank account and their phone… Read more »

Arizona
Arizona(@arizona)
1 month ago

Ask them their wife’s favorite position in bed and for their debit card pin.

SeenItAll
SeenItAll(@mike300609)
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona

Ask them if they still beat their wife.

BenV
BenV(@benvincent)
1 month ago

Clinic I go to asks, “Do you feel safe at home?” I don’t mind that since it isn’t specific.

Norm
Norm(@nglitz)
1 month ago
Reply to  BenV

Much of the basis for that question concerns falls, chemicals, animals, possible violent housemates, etc. It’s more typically asked of older patients, like me. Ha!

None of the too many doctors I have contact with have asked about guns.

Several have told me of their own shooting or hunting adventures after they see a shooting related patch on my jacket. One lady cardiologist is an IPSC (sorry USPSA) shooter. Another doc shot a Barret light 50 and loved it.

Part of the reason the AMA has fallen from 80% to 20%.

swmft
swmft(@swmft)
1 month ago
Reply to  Norm

my gp is a female and she has a bra holster, noticed once she blushed thinking i was looking at her breasts the nice kimber comment changed it up. she in now using a hobo (gave it to her as a gift)

Watch um
Watch um(@hughl)
1 month ago
Reply to  swmft

My female doctor carries a subnose 38

loveaduck
loveaduck(@elbee1943)
1 month ago
Reply to  Norm

Last time I rode an ambulance both the driver and medic talked guns with me. They carry, so did the Emergency Room doc and nurse. I still live where a majority have firearms. The state (WA) is trying to undo that though. We are being Californicated.

Glypto Dropem
Glypto Dropem(@glyptodropem)
1 month ago
Reply to  loveaduck

Here in Kommiecticut, we are forbidden by law to carry in the Boo-Boo Bus. At some point in the future I may try to come up with a way to carry anyway if we start coming under attack.

I do however, always have at least my S & W “Border Guard” liner lock on my belt

Last edited 1 month ago by Glypto Dropem
Jaque
Jaque(@jaque)
1 month ago

My doctors can ask until the cows come home but my answer will always be the same. “When I remove my shirt you will get the answer”

Tackleberry
Tackleberry(@tackleberry)
1 month ago
Reply to  Jaque

” I can no longer sit back and allow communist infiltration, communist indoctrination, communist subversion, and the international communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.”

loveaduck
loveaduck(@elbee1943)
1 month ago
Reply to  Tackleberry

Yes, Dr. Strangelove.