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Governor appeals ruling on “don’t ask” gun law
ama-assn.org ^ | NA

Posted on 08/27/2012 8:20:51 PM PDT by marktwain

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is asking an appeals court to restore a state law that would restrict doctors’ discussions of gun ownership with patients.

U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke on June 29 blocked the state from enforcing the National Rifle Assn.-backed measure. Under the legislation, Florida physicians who were determined to have asked patients about gun ownership without justification, entered unnecessary information about such ownership in medical records or discriminated against gun-owning patients faced possible sanctions by the state medical board.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; database; doctors; fl
If government controlled doctors can be required to ask children if their parents have guns, and then required to put that data into goverbment databases, that is a terrible infringement of the right to bear arms.

That is what the Florida law prevents.

1 posted on 08/27/2012 8:20:58 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Yes. It’s a huge back door.

Hard to imagine a magistrate in the colonies querying children absent the parent(s) presence if dad had a fowling piece...

Of course- we all understand that post-Revolution the clear intent of the 2nd Amendment was to protect the right of the citizens to hunt squirrels without government interference...


2 posted on 08/27/2012 8:29:26 PM PDT by One Name
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To: marktwain

More than just 2d Amendment issues...medical records and info is supposed to be protected under federal law.

Obviously, liberals and liberal judges do not see it this way in regard to guns. They would have a different reaction if it were, say, if the person was homosexual and the doctor noted it in records.

I think this judges ruling will be overturned as it makes its way to the appelate courts. Florida judges, whether local, state, or federal, tend to be way too liberal for a state normally conservative-to-moderate


3 posted on 08/27/2012 8:34:10 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (The GOP Media whining over Todd Akin is not legitimate)
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To: SeminoleCounty

“Florida judges, whether local, state, or federal, tend to be way too liberal for a state normally conservative-to-moderate”

No kidding! Remember those “Chad Humpers” on The Florida Supreme Court!


4 posted on 08/27/2012 9:03:50 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: marktwain

Don’t tell me, let me guess: Judge Marcia Cook is a Democrat?


5 posted on 08/27/2012 9:29:58 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Numerous complaints have been lodged in regards to Judge Cooke’s conduct, some of which are as follows:

http://www.noethics.net/News/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2065:us-judge-marcia-cooke-of-miami-arrogant-lifetime-porker-loser&catid=38:federal-reporter&Itemid=58


6 posted on 08/28/2012 9:42:51 AM PDT by marktwain
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