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Florida doctors represented by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Ropes & Gray law firm will appeal a 2-1 decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that ruled forbidding doctors from talking to their patients about guns was constitutional. Read more in our press release.

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  • In 2009, former police officer Bruce Abramski purchased a Glock handgun for his uncle using a law enforcement discount at a Virginia gun dealer. When authorities learned of the transaction, they charged Abramski with straw purchasing, on the grounds that he had lied on the federal firearm purchase form on a question asking whether he was the actual buyer of the gun.

  • Officer Thomas Wortham IV was shot and killed outside his parents’ home in the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago on May 19, 2010. A group of gang members accosted him as he approached his motorcycle, demanded he turn over the vehicle, and shot and killed him when he drew his service weapon and identified himself as an officer.

  • The City Council of Nelson, GA passed the “Family Protection Ordinance” on April 1, 2013, requiring every head of household to own a working firearm and ammunition, with some exceptions, or face a fine of up to $1,000 for violating a city ordinance. On May 16, 2013, the Brady Center on behalf of its membership filed suit against the town leadership, alleging that the gun ownership mandate was an illegal violation of the First, Second, and Fourteenth Amendments.

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Florida doctors represented by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Ropes & Gray law firm will appeal a 2-1 decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that ruled forbidding doctors from talking to their patients about guns was constitutional. The doctors will seek an en banc review from the full 11th Circuit.