FDL Health Department Says Firearms Questions Normal

(Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac County Health Department officials say there is nothing out of the ordinary about questions concerning the keeping of firearms in a community health survey being circulated throughout the county. Some residents feel the questions overstep second amendment rights. The questions ask if firearms being kept on a person’s property, if they are loaded and whether loaded firearms are secured or locked up. The same questions were asked in previous surveys in 2005, 2008, and 2014. One of the reasons the questions were included in the survey is due to concern of injury, violence, and mental health. Firearms are used in over half of all suicide deaths in Fond du Lac County.