Florida to Pay Legal Fees in Case That Kept Doctors From Discussing Guns

Florida will pay $1.1 million in legal fees to a group of doctors that sued the state over a 2011 law.
Florida will pay $1.1 million in legal fees to a group of doctors that sued the state over a 2011 law.

Florida has agreed to pay $1.1 million in legal fees to lawyers who sued the state over a 2011 law that barred doctors from talking to patients about gun ownership, according to a gun control organization involved in the case.

The organization, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said Gov. Rick Scott of Florida had approved the reimbursement to lawyers who represented doctors and medical organizations in the case, which came to be known as “Docs v. Glocks.” In February, a federal appeals court overturned the law, siding with medical providers over the state’s powerful gun lobby. Full Story ⤳

Hialeah Man shoots out AT&T truck tires

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HIALEAH, Fla. – A Hialeah man was captured on surveillance video Wednesday morning shooting out the tires of a utility truck after workers parked in front of his home.

The incident was reported shortly after 11 a.m. at 620 SE Fifth Place.

Hialeah police Sgt. Carl Zogby said AT&T trucks were hanging lines on utility poles on the residential street when Jorge Jove, 64, got upset and told the workers to move away from his home. Full Story ⤳

Guns and Beer

South Florida Fairgrounds in Palm Beach, on the left is women's stockade... In all honesty it should have been marketed "Guns, Beer and Horny Women"
South Florida Fairgrounds in Palm Beach, on the left is women’s stockade… In all honesty it should have been marketed “Guns, Beer and Horny Women”

Florida Woman’s Gun Accidentally Discharges, Shoots Mall at Millenia Shopper in Leg

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a weapon that accidentally discharged outside a Florida mall has injured one person.

First responders arrived to the scene about 7:45 p.m.

The Orlando Sentinel reports the shooting happened outside the Mall at Millenia on Saturday. Orlando police Lt. Robert Terrell says a handgun in a woman’s purse accidentally fired a bullet through her bag and hit the victim in the lower leg.

Terrell said the shooting happened outside the mall, near the Macy’s department story. He said the injury was not life-threatening.

Terrell says the victim was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Further details have not been released.

This is actually pretty common in Florida… browse through our “Accidental Gunfire” tags for more miserable Florida hilarity

Priest Pulls a Gun Out During Florida Road Rage Incident

Priest arrested in Florida road rage incident after pulling out gun

William Rian Adams, 35, was arrested in connection with a road rage incident on Florida’s Turnpike near Palm City Wednesday after pulling out a gun, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

According to an FHP report, Adams — a priest at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, N.C. — was driving a red Chevrolet Corvette when he “attempted to brake-check” another vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, that was closely following his Corvette.

“As the victim attempted to pass the Corvette, the driver [Adams] pointed a semi-automatic hand gun at them,” read the report. Full Story ⤳