NewserDoctors in Florida are now free to ask patients about guns in their home despite protests from the National Rifle Association. A federal appeals court struck down a provision of the so-called "Docs vs. Glocks" law barring doctors from asking patients about gun ownership unless the information is medically relevant in a 10-1 decision Thursday, noting it violates a doctor's right to free speech. The provision was included in 2011's Firearm Owners' Privacy Act after a few incidents: In one, a couple complained their doctor refused to see them because they wouldn't discuss guns, per the Miami Herald

The Washington Post puts some doctors' position thusly: That it's "within the bounds of ethical medical care for doctors to ask about gun safety at home, in the way a physician might ask parents of small children if they have a backyard pool."

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