MIAMI-DADE — A Federal Court of Appeals ruled against a recent Florida law that forbid doctors from discussing gun safety with patients. The ruling claims that restricting a doctor’s ability to speak with a patient would be a violation of his or her First Amendment Rights.
via CBS News
“The Second Amendment right to own and possess firearms does not preclude questions about, commentary on, or criticism for the exercise of that right,” wrote Circuit Judge Adalberto Jordan in one of two majority opinions covering 90 pages. “There is no actual conflict between the First Amendment rights of doctors and medical professionals and the Second Amendment rights of patients.”
This opinion was echoed by Circuit Judge William Pryor in a separately published opinion on the ruling.
“The promise of free speech is that even when one holds an unpopular point of view, the state cannot stifle it,” he wrote. “The price Americans pay for this freedom is that the rule remains unchanged regardless of who is in the majority.”
Any law that suppresses speech is as dangerous as any law that suppresses the ownership of firearms. Both can be used in and out-of-context to restrict the liberties of American citizens.
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Source:: Concealed Nation