Florida hit with $1.1 million in legal fees on Brady ‘Docs vs. Glocks’ case
By Chris Eger
Brady President Dan Gross, seen in the above at an event with former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords in May, said the agreement will make “states to think twice” about similar laws. (Photo: Brady Campaign via Twitter)
Florida had to shell out $1.1 million in attorney’s fees to lawyers with gun control group the Brady Campaign, ending the lengthy court battle over the state’s law preventing health care workers from asking about their patients’ guns
Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s office approved the mediated agreement the state was obligated per a federal court order, Brady said Monday in a statement.
The legal victory for the organization came in the prolonged fight on behalf of physicians’ lobby groups in the case of Wollschlaegerr v. Florida. More popularly known as “Docs vs. Glocks,” Florida decided not to pursue the case to the U.S. Supreme Court and let a February decision from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stand.
“Florida taxpayers just paid $1.1 million because of the gun industry’s unconstitutional, anti-truth agenda designed to increase gun sales at any cost — including children’s lives,” said Dan Gross, Brady president. “Physicians have a critical role to play in preventing these deaths by talking to patients about the true