IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD...YOU CANNOT PURCHASE A GUN
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 on Wednesday that a ban preventing medical marijuana card holders from purchasing firearms is not in violation of the Second Amendment.
There are nine western states under the appeals court’s jurisdiction, including Nevada, where the case originated.
A lawsuit was filed in 2011 by Nevada resident S. Rowan Wilson after she tried to purchase a gun for self-defense and was denied based on a federal ban on the sale of guns to users of illegal drugs.
The court maintained that drug use “raises the risk of irrational or unpredictable behavior with which gun use should not be associated.”
The appeals court agreed with guidelines from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that firearms sellers should assume that medical marijuana card holders use the drug.
Alex Kreit, marijuana law expert at the San Diego’s Thomas Jefferson School of Law, expects that this ruling won’t be the last we see of the issue. The ruling will be challenged by people who use medical marijuana who will argue “that they shouldn’t be lumped with other drug users in terms of concerns about violence.”
This appears to be a law that no longer serves it purpose in today's world. Our country has always been a hypocrite in a lot of ways. Our constituation states a lot of things but were never followed due to the culture of that period.
You can be a alcoholic and have numerous DUI arrests and still purchase a gun. Doesn't make sense does it...?
The Federal Government needs to Legalize Marijuana in all states and collect taxes on it.