Thousands of Florida doctors and an anti-gun violence group want a Miami federal judge to immediately block enforcement of a new state law barring physicians from discussing
firearms with patients.
Court papers filed Friday say the law should be blocked temporarily until a permanent decision is made on whether it's constitutional. The doctors say the law violates free speech rights and could result in harm to patients.
Supporters of the law say it will protect patients' privacy and their Second Amendment right to bear arms. The law took effect June 2.
The motion for a temporary injunction blocking the law was filed on behalf of 11,000 doctors and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
U.S District Judge Marcia Cooke issued no immediate decision.