By folks who voted for Obama and love his intrusion into the healthcare marketplace, and also like their 2nd Amendment rights.
The study, published as a research letter in the June 2014 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, is believed to be the first to examine doctors’ attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors regarding their emerging role in the assessment of competency for the licensing of concealed weapons.
“There are things we can do now to change this,” Dr. Kathy Barnhouse, a professor of family medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and co-author of the study, said in a press release. “We discovered that the great majority of physicians feel that assessments for concealed weapons permits should best be done by providers specifically trained in making such assessments, presumably with standards to make assessments about mental and physical competence.”
Dr. Adam Goldstein, a study co-author and professor in the department of family medicine at UNC, thinks the problem lies with a lack of uniform standards and public policies across states to determine what is dangerous enough to justify denying a permit.
“Doctors are qualified to do this, but they need guidance,” Goldstein said in a telephone interview. “The physician that best knows the patient is the best type of physician to do these assessments. In most cases, that would be the primary care physician. Doctors who have special training, who may not be the primary care physicians, may also be qualified to do it. The type of questions being asked involve physical and mental capacities. The problem is there are no criteria for assessing them.”
And there lies the problem: They want some some criteria. You and I don’t, because we all know that the criteria will be brutally difficult to the point where Mother Teresa wouldn’t qualify.
Some leftist Representative or Senator is going to write up a cockamamie list of criteria that the Mothers Demanding Attention agree with but which will never pass the House of Representatives. And the Republicans will get blamed for the violence in Chicago.
And now, to top it all off, we have the government acting as a middleman for hundreds of millions of people’s health insurance providers, and acting as the health insurance providers for tens of millions more. You want a permit to own a firearm, you have to get approval from your doctor, who now reports to the government.
Forget about asking the kids if mom and dad have guns in the home. You are just flat out being required to tell them.