"The legislative debates on this bill reveal that the legislature relied heavily on anecdotal information about physicians
asking patients about firearm ownership, physicians misrepresenting that Medicaid would not pay out claims if the patient
did not answer questions regarding firearms, or physicians refusing to conduct examinations on patients who refused to answer
questions about firearm ownership," wrote Cooke in her order granting the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction. "It
does not appear that the Florida legislature relied on any studies, research, or statistics on physicians' practices or patients'
experiences on this issue [before it passed this law]."