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An appeals court overturns Florida's gag law preventing doctors from asking about guns in the home

An appeals court overturns Florida's gag law preventing doctors from asking about guns in the home

Delivering a smidgen of good news in America’s battle against gun violence, an 11-member panel of a federal appeals court in Atlanta overturned a Florida law prohibiting doctors from asking their patients about guns in their homes.

Florida’s so-called Firearms Owners’ Privacy Act, or FOPA, was enacted in 2011 and immediately took its place as one of the stupidest gun-rights statutes on the books. The measure prohibited physicians from asking their patients about gun or ammunition ownership or the presence of a firearm in the home, except in limited...

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