Monday, July 28, 2014

Glocks win latest round in Docs v. Glocks case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit upheld Florida's law prohibiting doctors from asking patients about guns when they had no relevance to the patient's medical or safety concerns.  Docs won at the District Court level. I have mixed feelings on this.  It infringes on speech, but the medical profession, esp. pediatricians, is dominated by anti-gun ideologues.  Some docs had apparently gone overboard. According to the article:

"The act had been passed by the Florida legislature following a series of complaints from patients that medical personnel were asking unwelcome questions on firearms ownership during interviews. In one case mentioned in the complaint, a health care provider falsely told a patient that disclosing firearm ownership was a Medicaid requirement. In another, a mother was separated from her children while medical staff asked the children whether the mother owned firearms."

1 comment:

  1. "It infringes on speech."

    Trouble is, doctors are seen as authority figures. Many people would be afraid to say, "Doc, that's none of your business."