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    In pro gun regulation Illinois -- where politicians would rather play gun control politics than fight the murderous street gangs -- a young man was admitted to the hospital.Sam Insley, 16, of Oak Lawn, wasn't admitted with a gun problem.Sam had a tonsil problem."It was an infected tonsil," Mary Rita Insley told me of her son Sam, a strapping, 6 foot 2 inch, 195 pound lacrosse player at St. Rita High School on the Southwest Side."Yes, he's a big kid, but regardless of his age and stature, my husband and I were with him the entire time he was there."Sam was admitted to Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn on Jan 4. A resident and two medical students began jotting down notes for a routine medical history. At one point, Mrs. Insley said, they asked her to step out of the room."I felt uneasy, but I stepped out so my son wouldn't be embarrassed," she told me, saying she figured they would ask drug and alcohol questions. Sam doesn't take drugs or alcohol, she said.Later that day, Sam told her what the doctors had asked him."By the way, Mom," she recalled him saying, "when you were out of the room they asked me if we had any guns in the house."

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    Thats messed up ...

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    Where the heck are these doctors (not just IL)?

    I have "NEVER" had a doctor ask me any questions about guns. Maybe because I open carry, the answer is obvious...LOL

    Just had one doctor ask me if I like my G26. But this wasn't anything to do with the office visit.
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    At my last physical my doc asked if I had any depression & shortly later if I liked guns. And not in a friendly way at all.
    He made very anti comments.
    I was wearing my Weapons Guild t- shirt . Heh...Heh
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    My kids would say "yep and we all know how to use them"
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    Just remind them that Drs kill more people through malpractice each year in the USA than guns...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moleman View Post
    Just remind them that Drs kill more people through malpractice each year in the USA than guns...

    Amen. My Father-in-law was killed by the Hospital in Atl. I dont know anyone personally that was shot and killed.
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