Florida Doctors, Health Firms to Appeal ‘Docs vs. Glock’ Gun Speech Law

July 31, 2014

Doctors and health care providers challenging a Florida gun law say they will appeal a recent decision to uphold the measure.

A federal appeals court last week ruled that the law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership is constitutional and doesn’t violate their First Amendment speech rights.

But the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced that doctors represented by the center will appeal the 2-1 decision. The law firm involved in the court battle will ask the entire 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to review the ruling.

The law, which had become popularly known as “Docs vs. Glocks,” was challenged by organizations representing 11,000 state health providers.

Doctors who break the law could potentially be fined and lose their licenses.

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  • August 1, 2014 at 3:08 pm
    They can ask... says:
    Are their patients under any obligation to respond?
  • August 1, 2014 at 9:48 am
    KY jw says:
    Am I the only one who wonders if doctors will leave Florida? I mean, 11K are fighting this law. Will they stay if they lose? It's pretty harsh to lose your license for asking ... read more
  • July 31, 2014 at 1:59 pm
    farmer john says:
    Florida has a gun law?
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