a good example of how when someone happens to agree with the principle in question then the gov taking away someone else's rights is perfectly okay.
This law makes it a crime for a private business man who happens to be a doctor to discuss a particular subject with his customer?
terrible. I agree with the dissent completely.
From the article:
In a lengthy dissent, U.S. Circuit Judge Charles Wilson called the law an infringement of First Amendment rights.
"The act prohibits or significantly chills doctors from expressing their views and providing information to patients about one topic, and one topic only, firearms," Wilson wrote. "Regardless of whether we agreed with the message conveyed by doctors to patients about firearms, I think it is perfectly clear that doctors have a First Amendment right to convey that message."
added: Also I have had doctors ask me about fire arms in the house. I politely told him I'm not answering the question. He has the right to ask just like I have a right to not answer. I don't need the gov making it a CRIME for him to ask.