U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke ruled today that a Florida law prohibiting doctors from discussing firearms with four out of five of their patients who chew gum (kidding about that bit) violates the First Amendment. Well of course it does. As we said when the bill first appeared, the Florida Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act is an assine piece of legislation that smacks of Big Brother. Never mind whether or not doctors should be asking patients about firearms safety. It’s none of the government’s damn business what doctors discuss with their patients. The NRA and Florida Republicans’ support for this lame-brained scheme shames us all. Good riddance to bad rubbish.