That question is showing up everywhere, not just at VA.
It was on the update forms for my doctor last time I was in. I, too, left it blank. Unless my doctor (and I REALLY like this guy) has certification in firearms safety from NRA, there's not a damned thing he's going to tell me about the subject.
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza
Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.