A landmark ruling reversal restored the rights of doctors in Florida to ask patients about firearms. It is also sure to cement the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in its dubious ranking as the second highest overturned justice body in the land.
Clearly, any physician inquiring about a responsible citizen’s viewpoint towards self-defense is actually violating the hippocratic oath, especially in light of the crime rate in Florida.
ABC news reports that in the latest losing battle in the Docs vs. Glocks debate, Circuit Judge Adalberto Jordan cited that, “There is no actual conflict between the First Amendment rights of doctors and medical professionals and the Second Amendment rights of patients.”
The majority ruling of the court completely neutralizes 2011 legislation spearheaded by Governor Rick Scott, barring physicians from prodding gun owners with discussions of Second Amendment matters during medical appointments.
Naturally, most doctors have a negative disposition towards firearms. The concern from gun rights groups and sensible citizens was that anti-gun doctors were misusing the relationship with patients as a platform for political rhetoric and good old-fashioned harassment. This argument was spurred by a decree from The American College of Physicians encouraging the discussion of firearms during medical appointments.
The silver lining to the ruling of the “circus” court is that patients can still tell their quack to “stuff it” when questioned about firearms and most importantly insurance companies cannot employ negative stipulations on legal gun owners.
Read the full ABC News article here.