Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Florida's Crazy Legislators

A NYT editorial begins:
A federal court has struck down one of the more nonsensical of Florida’s many risky gun laws — one that banned the state’s thousands of doctors from ever discussing firearms with their patients. There was no evidence that this was ever a problem or a common occurrence, yet the law was enacted last year on the strength of an anecdote from a couple who complained to their gun-obsessed legislator that their physician inquired if they owned guns.

The court wisely upheld the free-speech rights of physicians.
It remains to be seen if the Florida voters throw the bums out or are equally crazy.