Doctors Who Ask Patients Whether They Own Guns Would Face Up to $100,000 in Fines Under Proposed Law
their patients about gun ownership. The bill now needs approval by the gun-friendly, GOP-controlled Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott, an unabashed firearms advocate.
Supporters say it's also needed as a reaction to American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines suggesting that doctors ask parents of children whether they've stored guns safely. And if there's one thing the NRA hates, it's a doctor-patient discussion about how to store guns safely.
Follow The Juice on Twitter: @TheJuiceBPB.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss New Times Broward-Palm Beach's biggest stories.