Medical Privacy for Gun Owners Bill – SB 432
Criminal Justice Committee Hearing Scheduled for 2/22/11
Florida –-(Ammoland.com)- SB 432 is on the agenda of the FL Senate Committee on Criminal Justice on Tuesday, February 22nd at 9:00am.
Florida Carry, Inc. urgently requests that the membership call the phone numbers below and/or send e-mails via the links provided to each of the members of the committee in support of Senate Bill 234.
The NRA authored bill prohibits medical personnel from inquiries regarding gun ownership, prohibits refusal of service based on gun ownership, and affords penalties for offenders.
The American Medical Association and American Academy of Pediatrics have embarked on a path of gun control activism. Long aligned with anti-gun proponents, they now encourage their members to ask about the presence and storage of firearms from both patients and their children and to record the responses. Refusal to provide such information by the patient may be met by refusal of service.
Basing service on whether or not one practices of a constitutionally-protected right is discriminatory. Creating a “gun registry” violates statute. Interrogating children is deplorable.
Florida Carry, Inc. supports SB 432, and encourages its members and all gun owners/carriers to join us in contacting the Senators Criminal Justice Committee.
Senate Bill 432
Here's a link to the Senate version of the bill.
E-mail Helper (feel free to copy, paste, and edit to suit)
Subject: SUPPORT SB 432 — Stop Doctors from Violating Gun Privacy Rights
This e-mail is to express my support for Senate Bill 432, Privacy of Firearms Owners. As a member of the Florida Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, you will be hearing this bill on Tuesday, February 22nd. I respectfully ask that you wholeheartedly support this bill.
Throughout Florida, doctors and office staff are asking patients and their children if guns are present in their household. Those who reply have the answers recorded on a computer or on paper. Those who don't reply, in some cases, have been refused service. The American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics are actively imposing their agenda against firearms and violating patient privacy in the process. The California Supreme Court ruled this month that a retailer may not ask a customer their zip code, declaring it a “violation of privacy”. Surely “does daddy or mommy own a gun” and “where do they keep it” should be afforded that same protection.
Please support SB 432.
(your city, state)
Florida Carry is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to advancing the fundamental civil right of all Floridians to keep and bear arms for self defense as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I Section 8 of the Florida Constitution. Florida Carry, Inc. was organized by a group of Florida gun rights activists in order to better coordinate activities, effectively lobby the state legislature, and to provide a legal entity capable of filing suit to demand compliance with state and federal law. Florida Carry stands only to represent our members and the over 6 million gun owners of Florida. We are not beholden to any national organization's agenda that may compromise that mission.
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