Florida Matters: Doctors, Patients and Guns

Florida Matters: Doctors, Patients and Guns

A federal appeals court recently ruled that a Florida law that restricts what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership is constitutional.
This latest ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a previous decision that had blocked the state from enforcing the law. Physicians groups are planning to appeal the ruling on the Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act that was passed by the state Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott in 2011.
We talk to a doctor and a firearms expert about whether doctors should talk to their patients about gun ownership.

President of the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Manager and lead Firearms Instructor at Aegis Tactical in Lakewood Ranch

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Robin Sussingham

Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.

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