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Pro-Gun Interests, Doctors Clash Over Gun Discussions

USA Today: Doctors, Groups Clash Over Asking Patients About Firearms
Three states are considering laws that would penalize doctors and other health care providers for asking patients or their parents whether they have a gun at home. The National Rifle Association and other pro-gun interest groups argue that doctors violate patients' Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms by inquiring about gun ownership. Doctors say they ask only because of safety concerns (Rubin, 5/13). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.