In case you're wondering which side won the gun control debate, take a look-see at this legislation they're getting ready to pass down in Florida…
Doctors and other medical providers would be barred from asking patients — or the parents of child patients — if they have guns in their home under a measure that promises a major showdown between powerful lobbying groups.
The National Rifle Association's top Florida lobbyist and a Florida Medical Association member both say the issue is among the top priorities for the session, with the groups holding diametrically opposed positions on what doctors and their patients and families should be allowed to discuss during a medical visit.
Sponsored by Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, the bill (HB 155) would make it a felony for a physician or staff member to ask patients or family members of patients if they own guns or store guns at home. If found guilty, the medical provider could be fined up to $5 million or face up to five years in jail.
Really? That's a "top priority for the session"? Protecting gun owners from being being forced to endure questions being asked about their guns? Finally! I didn't even realize that this was an ordeal to which gun owners were being subjected. I'm sure it happens all the time, too, now that I think about it…
Doctor: Do you have allergies?
Patient: Not that I know of.
Doctor: Are you on any medications?
Patient: No, not recently.
Doctor: Have you had any unprotected sex recently?
Patient: God, I wish.
Doctor: Ha ha ha. Do you own any large caliber semi-automatic or automatic sniper rifles?
Patient: That's a little personal, don't you think?
Good thing they're closing up that gaping hole in our health system. Nice work, Sunshine State.
Tags: Florida, Guns, Health, Health Care, NRA