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Times/Herald video: Scott says doctors asking patients about guns is inappropriate.



Gov. Rick Scott's visit to the Department of Juvenile Justice on Monday didn't spur any headlines, but he did talk to reporters about guns, Solantic, and the budget after his speech to employees.

Here are some tidbits:

On the continued discussion of a bill that would prevent doctors from asking patients if they have guns at home: "I don't believe that doctors should be asking citizens if they have guns. I don't think that's appropriate. It's my own personal right to have a firearm."

On how he can assure the public that state policy decisions relating to Solantic don't affect his personal interests: "I'm not involved in that company anymore. I'm not involved in any of the decisions about the company. with any decisions about that company."

What do you think about the budget the Legislature has proposed so far? "Um, there's lots of things. I think the easiest thing would be if they just take my budget. It'd be a lot easier for me." (laughs)

[Last modified: Monday, March 28, 2011 6:52pm]


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