Last Dance With Mary Jane … And Guns

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One violation of the Constitution after the other is the lay of the land these days. This time around, medical marijuana is the culprit. And, in case you missed it, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that anyone living within its district with a medical marijuana card, cannot have a gun.

I'm not here to talk to you about pot. Personally, I've never smoked the stuff, and that's something I'm proud of. If smoking it floats the boat you sit in, smoke on. I don't care if you think pot should be legalized for medicinal uses or not. Rather, this is about the Constitutional right to self-defense with a firearm and the idiotic reasons why people aren't allowed that basic human right.

In case you've been living under a rock, they've ruled that if you posses a medical marijuana card, you cannot also posses a firearm. They came to the conclusion that denying you a firearm doesn't violate your Second Amendment right to self-defense.  I'm not going to get into their mumbo jumbo, but it clearly is an infringement upon that right. What's most important here, is that this can be yet another way for the government to eventually take away guns from law abiding citizens. Because, even though some states have legalized it for medicinal use, marijuana is illegal on the federal level. The federal laws almost always supersede any state or local laws.

Perhaps one of the most important takeaways here, is what this means for the general public—even if you don't feel the need to smoke the wacky tabacky to make your old bones feel better. It's a bit far off, and who knows if this is going to go to a bigger court, but what about prescription drugs?

Who's to say that if you have a script for Valium to help you calm down before a dentist's appointment that they can't deem it illegal for you to own a gun because it could be a controlled substance? Of course, Valium isn't currently illegal. Unless, of course, you take it without a script. Sill, they could go that way if they wanted to.

Would the federal government be able to make some current drugs illegal for the majority but okay for some? Would they be able to let each individual state sort it out among themselves?

What about people who attend treatment programs? Would the feds be able to say that, since you've been attending AA meetings that you cannot buy a gun, even if you've been sober for the past 15 years?

Before you go accusing me of thinking too far outside of the box, just remember that they're making it illegal for people on social security to buy firearms, if they're deemed to have a mental illness. How do they decide if said person has a mental illness? When they no longer handle their own finances. Asinine. Sure, some of them may be unfit to posses a firearm, but plenty of them choose to have someone else handle their money because they'd rather be playing golf like our current Golfer in Chief.

Just remember that this current administration is willing to lie, cheat, and steal their way to a gun-free America. Also try to remember that the next administration could be much, much worse than the current one is.

Is it a stretch? Absolutely. But, do you think the founding fathers thought we'd be having this conversation about guns and rights at this very moment in our lives? Do you think it would have been a stretch for them to dream up? And yet, here we are, in this fight for our rights.

Make no mistake, my friends. No matter what your thoughts on marijuana are, this is infringement upon the rights of the American people. How long will we sit back and let this happen? Only time will tell. If you have anything to add, make sure you do so in the comments below, and please subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

5 Responses to :
Last Dance With Mary Jane … And Guns

  1. They can’t be aloud to get away with this it’s one thing to deny a carry permit over smoking pot but to tell a person you don’t have a rite garentee under the constitution becouse of a league medacation your takeing the next thing they’ll be telling every one on league meds you can’t have a gun

  2. Richard says:

    Please get your facts straight.This article is incorrect. The court decision only applies to the purchase of a firearm from an FFL dealer. There is no possession ban, no private sale ban, no use ban, no CCW ban. My personal belief is that if you’re stoned, drunk or otherwise impaired you have no business being around a firearm regardless of your legal status.
    To purchase a firearm from a dealer you must answer “no” to the question of being an illegal drug user. Under federal law, in all fifty states, marijuana is illegal despite local laws to the contrary. A medical marijuana card is only some proof of your use. In addition, after a lengthy review, the FDA has kept marijuana on the Schedule I drug list, meaning it has no proven medical uses.
    There is no such thing as “medical Marijuana”. There are components of the plant that have been approved for medical use and others are under study, but there are no valid studies that show that smoking or otherwise ingesting the plant itself have any medical value. In fact, quit the opposite, but to get back to guns, if you can’t answer “no” to the question you can’t complete the sale. If you answer “yes” to the question but you do use marijuana (medical or otherwise) and it’s discovered, both you and the FFL have committed a felony.

    1. Joshua Gillem says:

      Richard, I concede that I should have been clearer in my wording. And while I don’t disagree with your points, I will say this: if you cannot buy from an FFL dealer in some states (like some of those in the 9th), you cannot buy a firearm because not all states allow private sales. If you cannot buy from a private seller or an FFL dealer, where can you get your guns? This is another way of banning the possession of guns in a round about way. They want to prevent gun ownership.
      Plus, people who break the law are not allowed to buy firearms, which is why the 4473 exists. So, even while you may not have to fill out a 4473 to buy from a private seller, you’re still breaking the law, even if it is for medical use because it’s illegal on the federal level. They just have no way of tracking it that way–which is another reason why the government wants to ban private sales across the country.

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