The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Florida doctorscan talk to patients about gun safety, declaring a law aimed at restricting such discussions a violation of the First Amendment's right to free speech. The court found that the law does not trespass on patients' Second Amendment rights to own guns and noted a patient who doesn't want to be questioned about that can easily find another doctor.
Of course, the patient - who is actually employing the doctor - has the absolute right not to answer the question as well. There is no requirement that a patient-doctor relationship be one-sided; a doctor does not have absolute power over the patient.
This is the danger of allowing government - and through government, ideology - to interfere with the doctor patient relationship. Quite frankly, it seems to be a transgression of the Fourth Amendment, especially in light of the way the SCOTUS ruled in Roe v. Wade. This transgression, you may recall, ws mandated when Obamacare became law...just one more reason to obliterate that law from the books.
Personally, I would like to get back to the days when even insurance companies were isolated from the doctor-patient relationship. I would much rather pay my doctor directly when I needed to see him and have "hospitalization" insurance than pay each month for physician access I don't use.
Ah, the old days...