TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Doctors and health care providers challenging a Florida gun law say they will appeal a recent decision to uphold the measure.
A federal appeals court last week ruled that the law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership is constitutional and doesn't violate their First Amendment speech rights.
But the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced Monday that doctors represented by the center will appeal the 2-1 decision. The law firm involved in the court battle will ask the entire 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to review the ruling.
The law, which had become popularly known as "Docs vs. Glocks," was challenged by organizations representing 11,000 state health providers.
Doctors who break the law could potentially be fined and lose their licenses.