District Judge Marcia Cooke ruled that the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s free-speech guarantees and does not trample gun rights. In her ruling, Cooke said she found very little evidence of widespread harassment or discrimination of gun owners by physicians. Republican Sen. Greg Evers, who was the chief Senate sponsor said he was disappointed in the ruling and expected an appeal would be filed.
In a resolution passed at its June meeting, the AMA has expressed opposition to the law. Read more about this controversial law in Psychiatric News at http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/content/46/14/10.3.full.