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Old 01-16-2012, 02:41 AM   #1
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With some of the medical issues I'm starting to have I'm now seeing a Veterans doctor at least every 6 months.

All of the staff is great - - - could not get better treatment any where!

One thing I was told by the staff is they are required to ask "have you ever thought of killing or injuring yourself or anyone else"?

If you go in and are asked that question do not say yes!

If you say yes the staff must place it in your record and you will be classified as mentally incompetent and you will have all firearms removed for life! This cannot be reversed as of now.

I feel this is stupid as we were taught to kill and injure as our training. Plus at some time I'm sure if you are honest you might have wanted to injure someone!

So I guess they are now telling us we have to lie because we have served! Civilians do not have this issue ( yet)

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Yep, you have to stay ahead of them. It is good care, just be careful on the questionaires.

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Please- this is internet urban legend. Do not keep passing this around.

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This one has been debunked by nearly everyone. There are lots of newsworthy legitimate attempts by anti-gunners to restrict our Second Amendment rights. This ain't one of them.

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I am glad it has been debunked. I must have been hallucinating when I went into the emergency room about 6 months ago and they asked me that question.

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I am glad it has been debunked. I must have been hallucinating when I went into the emergency room about 6 months ago and they asked me that question.
Oh they do ask the question. They just don't make a judgement on your mental competence unless or until you see an actual head shrinker. And unless you exhibit some mental deficiency that requires them to take physical control over you (such as a suicide attempt) to keep yourself and others around you safe, then they can't force you to see a head shrinker.

They ask me if I'm suicidal every time I talk to them.
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Next time I'm there ( about a month from now ) I will take the debunking info as the nurse there acted like she was giving me a great secret!

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Nurses get lied to too, just because she works there doesn't mean she has an inside track to all the different nuances of how they operate.

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Never had the VA ask this. Have seen it on a couple of civi docs questionairs. On the "do you have guns in the home" question, I like answer NUNYA.

Actually had a nurse call 2 days later to ask if NUNYA was a type of gun?

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To be asked questions like "Do you feel safe in your home?" is not unusual- especially in the ER (My wife had an ER visit 2 months ago- she has a CNS disease that causes choking when eating).

However, to be declared mentally incompetent (read the first post in this thread) takes a lot more than making a note in your chart- it takes an order from a judge.

And yes, nurses can also get rolled up into urban legends.

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