Columbia, SC — As a teenager in the 1940s, I often went to Dr. Culbertson’s office in Chapel Hill, Tenn., as a patient. He treated my minor ailments. He also talked to me about problems that had nothing to do with my ailments. He talked about driving carefully, how to apply myself in school, how to handle a rifle or a shotgun when I hunted rabbits, etc.
He wanted me to enjoy life, but he wanted me to use common sense.
Now, we have S.C. legislators who think doctors should only talk about medical problems when their patients see them. They want a law that would make talking to a patient about firearms illegal. That is downright stupid.