Florida Governor Appeals Docs v Glocks Ruling

Governor Rick Scott announced today (July 30, 2012) on his web site an appeal of the U.S. District Court restraining order on the Docs v Glocks law. Here’s his news release: “The Department of Health today filed an appeal to the federal court decision blocking enforcement of the Firearm Owner’s Privacy Act. This law was carefully crafted to respect the First Amendment while ensuring a patient’s constitutional right to own or possess a firearm without discrimination. I signed this legislation into law because I believe it is constitutional and I will continue to defend it.” It isn’t over ...
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Thoughts on the Colorado Shooting

In the wake of the July 20, 2012 Aurora, Colorado mass shooting, it’s instructive to review the official stance of the Department of Homeland Security on active shooter scenarios (hat tip to Dan Gifford). DHS provides instructional materials, including a booklet and a poster targeted to civilians in workplaces. Both documents give useful information about what to expect in this horrifying, life-threatening scenario, but the advice given to potential victims is downright bizarre: Take action Only when your life is in imminent danger Attempt to incapacitate the shooter Act with physic...
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Florida Judge Issues Permanent Injunction Against Docs v Glocks Law

A U. S. District Court judge has handed down a permanent injunction against Florida’s Docs v Glocks law (BERND WOLLSCHLAEGER, et al., Plaintiffs vs. FRANK FARMER, et al., Defendants). The unfavorable ruling for the law should come as no surprise, since Judge Marcia Cooke telegraphed her disapproval of the law in a temporary injunction last September (BERND WOLLSCHLAEGER, et al., Plaintiffs vs. FRANK FARMER, et al., Defendants). In that ruling she accused the state of Florida of “attempt[ing] to inveigle this Court to cast this matter as a Second Amendment case.” On that basis she abruptly dism...
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