DRGO Update for March 6, 2017

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Physician-related Second Amendment news was dominated by the 11th Circuit Court’s en banc ruling against the bulk of Florida’s Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act.

Read the 2/21/17 Official DRGO Statement Regarding the en banc 11th Circuit Court Wollschlaeger (FOPA) Decision.

New articles:

We reported the news:

In Wollschlaeger (FOPA) Again 2/21/17, Dr. Young reported the 11th Circuit Court’s unfortunate en banc 10-1 ruling against Florida’s Firearm Owners Privacy Act. Although doctors are at liberty still to counsel anti-gun recommendations, at least they cannot refuse treatment to patients who  disagree with their politics.

We called out bad, anti-gun science and politics (too often intertwined):

Anti-Gun Academics Cry: “Please send money!” 2/28/17 by Dr. Brown, starring (who else) Dr. Garen Wintemute and the California legislature grabbing $5 million of taxpayer money to keep his “bad gun” research afloat.

We gave good advice on real public health needs:

In Guns, Grit and Good Health 2/23/17. Dr. Schwam points out the value of preventive health interventions against the possibility of bad actors infecting one’s life.

Dr. Vaughan, in Inconvenient Truth 3/2/17 underlines the importance of recognizing life’s hazards as they are, and the risks of denial.

Media appearances and other activity:

Dr. Young spoke with Cam Edwards 2/21/17 on NRA TV about the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’s en banc ruling against Florida’s FOPA in Wollschlaeger v. Governor of Florida.


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