Down in Florida (of course, Florida), the legislature has passed a bill prohibiting doctors from asking their patients whether they own guns.

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature passed a watered-down version of a bill that has pitted the gun industry against the medical community over whether doctors should be allowed to ask patients about their firearms.

[...] The original bill filed by freshmen Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, and Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker, called for punishing doctors with up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine if they inquired about whether their patients owned guns.

Gun groups have accused doctors of espousing an anti-firearm political agenda.

And of course there's nothing more American than seeking to imprison those who espouse a political agenda at odds with one's own. Democracy in action.

The Second Amendment repressively defending itself against the menace of the First. It makes me wonder if there are only two kinds of Americans, the core cultural and ideological division being which of the first two amendments one deems the more essential?