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Court Strikes Down Florida Law Barring Doctors From Discussing Guns With Patients Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 20 February 2017 15:50

Rebecca Hersher reports for NPR on 2/17/17:

A federal appeals court says doctors in Florida must be allowed to discuss guns with their patients, striking dow portions of a Florida law that restricts what physicians can say to patients about firearm ownership.

In a 10-1 decision, the full panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the law, known as the Privacy of Firearm Owners Act, violates the First Amendment rights of doctors.

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