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Federal court schedules oral arguments in Florida “Docs and Glocks” case

by Dara Kam | February 6th, 2013

A federal appellate court in Atlanta has scheduled oral arguments late this spring in a case over a Florida law barring doctors from asking their patients about gun ownership,

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit will hear oral arguments during the week of May 20, according to a lawyer representing a group of doctors that sued the state over the 2011 law.

A federal judge in Florida permanently blocked the National Rifle Association-backed law from going into effect last year, ruling that it unconstitutionally violates doctors right to freedom of speech.

Gov. Rick Scott appealed U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke’s ruling that rejected that state’s arguments that the law unfairly discriminates against gun owners.

President Obama recently issued an executive order clarifying that the federal health care law known as “Obamacare” does not prohibit doctors or health care providers from asking about guns.

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2 Responses to “Federal court schedules oral arguments in Florida “Docs and Glocks” case”

  1. Kevin Says:

    When I was a kid my dad and I both joined the NRA because we liked hunting and shooting sports. They provided safety tips and a magazine with interesting articles on related topics that I enjoyed reading. If I knew then that the NRA of the future would become nothing but a bastion of crazy right wing zealots who purchase republican law makers with millions of dollars in contributions I would have stayed far away. This organization is responsible for the passage of some of the most ridiculous laws to ever be put on the books including this one. Even stand your ground was written by them and has become a killers first excuse to explain their actions ever since. I have no sympathy for someone who gets shot and killed perpetrating a violent act against another person or breaking and entering ones home. But we don’t live in the Wild West anymore and packing heat for no good reason making a gun too available to a growing number of drunk or unstable people is just bad policy. I wish they would just go away.

  2. Searcher1 Says:

    All I can say is “Kevin is CORRECT”!

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