WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Docs Win in Florida’s Legal Battle “Docs Versus Glocks”

Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Stay up to date on coronavirus coverage: Listen to WMFE on your radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” or “WMFE” and you’ll be connected.

Florida is throwing in the towel after waging a six-year-legal battle over a controversial law dubbed “Docs Versus Glocks.”

Attorneys for the state let a 90-day deadline run without appealing an adverse ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.

Tallahassee pediatrician and plaintiff Dr. Louis St. Petery said he’s glad doctors are once again free to warn young parents about the need to lock up their firearms.

“I think that children are our most valuable resource,” said Petery. “I think that it’s our responsibility to help parents take care of them.”

Opponents, including the American Civil Liberties Union, argued the law violated free speech rights. Supporters, including the National Rifle Association, complained gun owners were being harassed by doctors.


Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida COVID-19 news, updates on special programs and more. Support our extended coverage.

GET THE LATEST

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

TOP