As far as training and certification go, it makes as much sense as counseling on "gun safety." [Read]
Note none of the self-appointed "experts" are willing to tell us where they got their knowledge from, or guarantee that it is qualified advice.
And here's a clue for Dr. Wollschlager on why some of us might not be comfortable with doctors getting any information on patients and guns, especially since, as Rep. Fleming notes, "There are existing laws which ensure that doctors alert law enforcement
to criminal activities that they become aware of in the course of their
practice." Aside from the fact that the antis are desperately trying to find ways to cast a blanket dragnet without due process that could place a physician in the position of choosing between patient confidentiality or keeping his license to practice, the good doctor might want to ask Dad...
This gets me wondering though...if, by going to a doctor I could tell him things he would be required to report to the "authorities," that is, incriminating myself to a de facto law enforcement agent, shouldn't part of the informed consent process require him to notify me that anything I say can and will be used against me in a court of law?Probably not, since I wouldn't be under arrest, but it does make me wonder where you draw the line between "Don't talk to the police" and "Don't talk to doctors."