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Appeals Court Hears ‘Docs vs. Glocks’

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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Attorneys for doctors’ groups told appellate judges in Miami on Thursday that a Florida law barring them from asking about patients’ gun ownership abridges their First Amendment right to free speech, according to NBC 6 South Florida. But the state solicitor general argued the law defends patients’ right to bear arms, as outlined in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The three-judge panel asked questions but will delay a decision. Meanwhile, an injunction preventing enforcement of the law remains in force. 

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