PA Bill Number: HB2440
Title: Providing for the designation of shooting ranges, sportsman clubs, hunting facilities and business relating to the sale and production of firearms ...
Description: Providing for the designation of shooting ranges, sportsman clubs, hunting facilities and business relating to the sale and production of firear ...
Last Action: Veto No. 16
Last Action Date: Nov 25, 2020
Florida's "Gun-Gag" Law Appeals Court Loss (for Anti-Gunners) to be Appealed :: 08/01/2014
A group of physicians represented by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence plans to appeal the ruling of a federal appeals court that upholds Florida's prohibition law on asking patients about guns.
The suit, Wollschlaeger v. Governor of the State of Florida, better known as the "Docs vs. Glocks" case, was a challenge to Florida's 2011 Firearm Owners' Privacy Act that discouraged health care workers from asking patients questions about firearms that were not directly relevant to medical care or safety. On July 25, a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in a 2-1 decision found that Florida's law was "valid regulation of professional conduct that has only incidental effect on physicians' speech."
This did not sit well with the Brady group who within days advised they would ask for en banc review by the full court of the panel's finding.
"If the appellate court's decision is allowed to stand, the corporate gun lobby and its political cronies will be given license to silence the medical community from speaking the truth to patients about the real risks of guns in the home, and any powerful industry will be able to dictate whether families get complete, honest information about the dangers posed by its products," said Jonathan Lowy, Director, Legal Action Project, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in a statement released this week.
Read More by Clicking Here #1 (This takes you to the Brady Center (formerly Handgun Control Inc.) comments on this case and the appeal)!
Read More by Clicking Here #2! (This is the original Federal Court action review of the judge's decision against gun owners)