No one is trying to take away your guns-
Concealed carry- these are the folks who are volunteering for an extra background check:
“any person who uses or is addicted to marijuana, regardless of whether his or her State has passed legislation authorizing marijuana use for medicinal purposes, is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.”
Using marijuana means no gun sales-
“Firearms dealers in states that allow medical marijuana can’t sell guns or ammunition to registered users of the drug, a policy that marijuana and gun-rights groups say denies Second Amendment rights to individuals who are following state law.”
But- using (not abusing) marijuana is against federal law?
It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine- why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.
Surely our US Senators and Representatives will get this all straightened out.
Washington State Constitution:
SECTION 24 RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS. The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.
Preserving a free society, free markets, free trade, private property rights, & a minimal bureaucracy where SWAT raids are used to go after adults who want to grow a marijuana plant in the back yard.
How about folks who “use” a few beers or a shot of whiskey during happy hours at bars and restaurants all across America- are they stripped of their natural rights?
How about folks who “use” fermented grapes during trips to wine country in Eastern, WA?- no more firearms for them?
With federal approval:
How about using legal anti-depression meds that may bring on thoughts of suicide (0:34)
Do people who take legal drugs that may bring on thoughts of suicide loose the ability to purchase or possess firearms?
Did 20 years in the Marines. Constantly hearing halftime sports announcers telling us that The Troops are defending American rights and freedoms. I make it a point to question what does not make sense to me.
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