A Short Story About Doctors And Guns

BY Herschel Smith
2 weeks, 3 days ago

The Atlantic.

A man comes to Northwell Health’s hospital on Staten Island with a sprained ankle. Any allergies? the doctor asks. How many alcoholic drinks do you have each week? Do you have access to firearms inside or outside the home? When the patient answers yes to that last question, someone from his care team explains that locking up the firearm can make his home safer. She offers him a gun lock and a pamphlet with information on secure storage and firearm-safety classes. And all of this happens during the visit about his ankle.

Northwell Health is part of a growing movement of health-care providers that want to talk with patients about guns like they would diet, exercise, or sex—treating firearm injury as a public-health issue. In the past few years, the White House has declared firearm injury an epidemic, and the CDC and National Institutes of Health have begun offering grants for prevention research. Meanwhile, dozens of medical societies agree that gun injury is a public-health crisis and that health-care providers have to help stop it.

Here’s another version of the story.

A man comes to Northwell Health’s hospital on Staten Island with a sprained ankle. Any allergies? the doctor asks. How many alcoholic drinks do you have each week? Do you have access to firearms inside or outside the home?

The man responds by saying “Mind your own business you nosy, meddling jerk. Heal my ankle or I’ll leave immediately.

You get to choose which version of the story is true.


Comments

  1. On April 1, 2024 at 9:38 pm, X said:

    “SHE offers him a gun lock and a pamphlet with information”

    “Emmy Betz, an emergency-medicine physician and the director of the University of Colorado’s Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative”

    Doctor “Emmy,” LOL.

    Doctor Mommy.

    Welcome to the United Pussy-Whipped States of America.

    Look, gentlemen, they are NOT like us. In feminized/Soviet America, you had damn well better learn to LIE to the government. And make no mistake about it, Doctor Mommy IS the f__ing government.

    In some states, like New York, ANY doctor, NURSE, social worker, or psychologist can Red Flag you, PERMANENTLY. There is no appeal. There is no due process. There is no recourse.

    Do NOT be stupid enough to tell the physician “None ‘a yer damn business.” LIE to them and say “No, I haven’t got any guns.”

    Period, end of discussion.

    Your doctor is not your friend. Your doctor is not to be trusted. Evaluate everything “she” does or says with a jaded eye and then get a second opinion.

    Are all of you boys wearing your COVID masks and taken your tenth booster yet, LOL?

    “Two weeks to slow the spread,” LOL.

    Are you going to trust people who will shred a healthy preborn baby to bits? Are you going to trust people who cut the penises off of men and give them hormones so they can “transition”?

    Medicine is completely corrupt, just like every other institution in this Satanic country.

  2. On April 1, 2024 at 11:00 pm, Dan said:

    If a doctor/nurse etc. start asking questions about gun ownership you simply ask them to display their professional credentials on expertise regarding the subject. When they can’t do so then you tell them to STFU and do the job they were trained to do and are paid to do and leave everything else alone.

  3. On April 2, 2024 at 1:02 am, FeralFerret said:

    I just tell them no and go on. None of their business. Keeps it off of my medical records that the government can access.

  4. On April 2, 2024 at 2:08 am, Chiquitastan said:

    The Rollie Fingers mustache doctor that saved my wretched azz laughed after he asked why I wanted to go home and I said my animals, guns, garden.
    The next day it was going home time.
    I always say no when they ask about guns at McHealthcarez and when stopped by low level minions known as cops the same.
    It isn’t fine being an evil empire of fake and GAE lies infiltrated by traitors internal and external.

  5. On April 2, 2024 at 4:44 am, jrg said:

    Yeah, unless the advice is helping the patient’s complaint and reason for their visit, AIN’T NUNYA BIDNESS ABOUT HOW I CHOOSE TO PROTECT MY LIFE AND PROPERTY.

  6. On April 2, 2024 at 6:26 am, Chief Acid Rain said:

    Remember, lying to communists is never a sin.

  7. On April 2, 2024 at 9:47 am, I R A Darth Aggie said:

    It’s perfectly fine to fire a provider.

  8. On April 2, 2024 at 2:27 pm, Steven Y. said:

    Proper selection of healthcare providers prevents such incidents.
    My physician has her CCW, and insisted that her daughter get hers as soon as she came of age. We talk calibers and handguns on a regular basis. When I put my life in her hands, it’s good to know that she’s muy simpatico.

  9. On April 2, 2024 at 7:33 pm, Kevin said:

    “I don’t answer questions” is the standard statement.
    “No I don’t have any guns” is the answer when it serves better than not answering questions (rarely). No bravado.
    No exceptions

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