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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

FL Doctors prevented from connecting the dots between guns and public health


Dr. Mohsin Jaffer still wonders what would have happened if he knew his friend wanted to die. The South Florida gerontologist says his friend was a “Robin Williams type” – jolly and jocular on the outside, deeply depressed in private. After hearing some bad news, his friend killed himself with a gun. The doctor still questions what would happened if he’d asked the questions he asks all his depressed patients: Do you have a gun in your home? Is it secure? Can you give it to someone else to hold for you? Under a Florida law that’s currently blocked and still fighting its way through the court system, Jaffer would face stiff fines and could lose his medical license for …
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