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New Gun Law in Florida

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mixer, Oct 1, 2011.

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  1. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    Nice to live in a gun friendly state.

    "In all, 29 new laws go on the books Oct. 1, the first day of many local governments’ fiscal years and the last major push of legislation passed during the 2011 Legislative session.


    Among the most controversial measures is one that places heavy fines on local governments that enact tougher gun laws than those imposed by the state. Despite being on the books for decades, laws prohibiting cities and counties from enacting stricter gun laws lacked any teeth. No more.


    Backed by the National Rifle Association, the new law imposes penalties for local officials and fines of up to $100,000 in attorney fees and damages if a plaintiff successfully sues local officials gun laws that go beyond state law. City and county officials face fines up to $5,000 and can’t use taxpayer money to defend themselves in court.


    Local officials have spent the past few months repealing local ordinances deemed to be tougher than state law. The bill was one of a handful of NRA-backed measures pushed during the last legislative session. Another that restricts the ability of health care providers from asking patients about gun ownership is being challenged in federal court."
     
  2. WNCRob

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    Personally, I think a healthcare professional should be able (or required) to ask about gun ownership in certain circumstances. The only logical reason to question would be in a case of spousal/child/elder abuse, mental & emotional problems and similar conditions. If fact, I think its would be imperative to ask such questions. Challenging this ability is simply taking it too far and is wrong-headed. My opinion.

    WNCRob
     
  3. Redcobra

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    None of the Doctor's business. A doctor is simply a contractor you are hiring for advice. Then again, he can ask but you don't have to respond.
     
  4. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    I go to the doctor to get to feeling better, not to get questioned about how many guns I own. None of his dam business and I'd dang sure tell him so.

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  5. ajhiii07

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    i just tell them its none of there bussiness
     
  6. vmthtr in green bay

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    When asked by my Dr. if I had any guns in the home, I asked her if she had to many patients.
     
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    WNCRob,

    I think you are missing an aspect of physicians - few are trained to be able to evaluate one's suitability to own firearms.

    Think of 'contractors' - some work on wires, some on plumbing, some on wood, others on stone. Would you want a mason re-wiring your house??

    Besides, what happened to innocent until proven guilty?? Not that we like the outcome of this sometimes - there are often warning signs before someone goes off the deep end, but the alternative is socialism or totalitarianism and I will not accept that.
     
  8. FlaLagarto

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    My family doctor just dropped me because I'm a gun owner.. Guess she wasn't the right doctor for me
     
  9. likemybrownings

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    FlaLagarto, is that discrimination, by some "their" standards????? a lawsuit may be in order??
     
  10. halfmile

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    So..........if you are a gun owner you will be treated differently?

    Naaaaaaaah......Bad idea.

    HM
     
  11. mx2k33

    mx2k33 Well-Known Member

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    Ironically, patients are greater than 10 times more likely to be killed by their physician than by a gun in the home.
     
  12. RobertT

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    America is loosing liberty's on a daily basis because of liberal thinking. I don't believe it is acceptable to give up any freedom, nor do I believe it is proper that physicians be required to violate patients privacy.

    Robert
     
  13. butcher

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    Why in the hell would a Doctor give a shit if you were a gun owner or not? I thought they were hired by the patients to make them well and that they took an oath to heal the sick? What a bull-shit period of time we are now living in.There is no common sense and the liberals continue to make us more socialist communist.
     
  14. hunter870

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    I guess if I were a doctor or psychologist dealing with a suicidal patient, I might want to know if there was a gun in the house. This can be gotten around by simply suggesting that if there WAS a gun in the house, special attention might be paid to securing it.

    Gotta tell ya. Sometimes living in Florida has it's challenges, but I love the way this state treats the gun laws. There is a statute that starts off by stating it is PRESUMED that people have a right to enjoy firearms for sports and lawful self defense.
     
  15. Charlie Becknell

    Charlie Becknell Well-Known Member

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    Many of my patients own guns, thank goodness, and this old country doctor might ask you about performance or suggestions about which gun he might buy next when talking about guns. I cannot believe that someone would drop a patient because he or she chooses the ability to defend themselves. You are better off not having him for a doctor. When the AMA came out about gun control years ago I decided that I could not be a member of that organization. Saves me about 400 bucks a year. Pays for me to go to KY State Trapshoot..
     
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