Whether a doctor can ask patients if they own a gun is the center of a legal battle in Florida.
Family counselor Dr. Matt Borer said it may not seem like a big deal, but to doctors like him, it is.
"It puts a lot of boundaries on your care because you are torn between what you feel is your ethical duty to keep people safe and your legal restriction to not violate anyone's right," Borer said.
Florida made it illegal for doctors to ask a patient about gun ownership last year and to discuss what dangers may be associated with firearms.
Gun owners argue that questioning them about whether they own a gun is a violation of their right to bear arms and besides, said gun owner Bev Cable, it's not her doctor's place.
"I think its really nobody's business whether I have a gun or not," Cable said.
But Borer said there are instances where firearms are a doctor's business. It's why a group of doctors sued the state, arguing the gag order violated their freedom of speech and their professional duties.
"If there is a risk of suicide, then we have a duty to ensure their safety or if there's a worry of homicide, that we have a duty to warn the victims." Borer said.
A repeal of the law, dubbed 'Glocks vs. Docs,' has already passed the legislature with little resistance, but since then, its legality has been debated back and forth through the court system.
In the latest move, State Attorney General Pam Bondi filed an appeal, moving to block the state from pursuing to uphold the law.
Whether or not the law is on the books, Cable said there are rules that apply to gun owners everywhere.
"I know they have the welfare of their patients and children in mind," Cable said. "Many accidental shootings happen, but I think if you are going to have a gun, you have to be responsible enough to know how to protect your children."