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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Bad News for Pot Heads

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or more commonly the ATF has announced an update to Form 4473, the background check form. All Federal firearms licensees or FFLs will have to switch to the form on Jan. 16, 2017. The previous form, drafted in 2012, will no longer be accepted from that point on.

Anyone buying from or transferring a firearm through an FFL will have to fill out this updated form. The bulk of the changes to the form are small clarifications to how the background check questions are phrased but one change stands out noticeably.

Question 11.e asks if the person filling out the background check is “An unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana” among other controlled substances. It has a new warning that points out that marijuana use remains “Unlawful under Federal law regardless of whether it has been legalized or decriminalized for medicinal or recreational purposes” under state law.

This change reflects the ATF’s longstanding position that local laws don’t supersede the federal laws the ATF is tasked to interpret and enforce. As long as there are federal laws that criminalize the consumption or possession of marijuana it will be illegal for cannabis users to purchase firearms.

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27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let Mr. Trump figure this one out.

Unknown said...

long overdue for the ATF, DEA, and some others to be disbanded.

Anonymous said...

You can Drink 80 proof but don't burn a fatty for pain.

Anonymous said...

" shall not be infringed on " could this phrase in the second amendment be any more simple to understand? This is not to say some common sense restrictions but when was the last time you heard of a crazed pot smoker goes on shooting spree killing several and wounding dozens! Common sense has become almost extinct in this country!

Anonymous said...

But they won't enforce illegal immigration?

Anonymous said...

Duh, you mean I just say no to the question? Wow, that was tricky.

Anonymous said...

Still going to burn one on way to gander before my next purchase, but thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

The feds are still parroting the marijuana "addiction" line, as if Harry Anslinger were still alive and Dick Nixon in the White House.

Anonymous said...

Let us know when sonwe can all stay off the roads and out of your way.
Knobhead!

lmclain said...

When will they get around to asking if you have ever been mean to a minority, if you ever THOUGHT of hitting your spouse, if you've ever went to a Republican rally, or if you ever stomped your feet in anger?
Seig Heil!!
There are PLENTY of weapons available without having to ask another man's PERMISSION to acquire them. Keep buying them and keep buying amnmo.
These Nazi's WILL NOT STOP until we stop their breathing.
Now, THAT is something to cheer for.....

Anonymous said...

What about the 10th Amendment? If it's not covered in the Constitution, the Law goes to the States, or then, the People. Fed cannot supersede State law.

Anonymous said...

4:28 common sense ain't.

Anonymous said...

How about we stop calling all cannabis users "potheads"?

A pothead is one who's obsessed with weed and spends an inordinate amount of time and energy staying as stoned as possible. Among recreational and medicinal users, they are a tiny minority.

Anonymous said...

It simply is not addictive.
Plain and simple.
Ask any long term user if they can quit using it cold turkey.
The answer is YES.

They might enjoy a lot, but it is not an addictive plant.
God created marijuana.

Anonymous said...

God created heroin too

Anonymous said...

Pass your house twice a day knobhead!

Anonymous said...


If the application is signed under a perjury affirmation, and is answered falsely, you are in jeopardy if the facts are discovered.

And probably not a good idea to try the Hillary move of "I don't recall."

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
God created heroin too

November 19, 2016 at 5:57 PM

No, God created the poppy. Man created herion

Anonymous said...

Does anyone pay attention or obey laws? Only the ones I agree with. Nothing is illegal until you get caught. So make as many laws as you like, when the lawmakers obey the laws they create maybe then I will consider obeying them.

Anonymous said...

Alcohol use will be used to disqualify purchase soon as it should be. Anyone that uses beer, wine or liquor twice a week should not be allowed to own or purchase firearms. Random mandatory blood tests should be administered to registered gun owners to enhance enforcement with mandatory 5 year sentences for these belligerent alcohol abusing miscreants.
In addition, ALL motor vehicles should have a factory breathalyzer installed per congressional mandate or executive order.
Vehicles driven by people poisoned by alcohol kill more people than guns. ALCOHOL KILLS. Smoke a doobie.

Anonymous said...

November 20, 2016 at 12:38 PM

you're a freakin nut.

Anonymous said...

If Federal Law says it is not legal > then the Gov should
make ALL states comply or be making arrests there to lock
up the ones who let it go on there......in state Gov

Who is Higher in authority Fed Gov or State Gov ??
Was not this settled way back in the Civil War ??
Why are states doing as they Please, and disregarding the
Federal Laws ???

Anonymous said...

What's next with the states to make money ?? sell cocain or
the rest ,as long as you simply get a doctor prescription ??

All they Obviously care about is that fking TAX Money !!!
Not About people's Lives .......

Anonymous said...

As long as they can TAX it you can Have it ....Period !!!

Dope / weapons / prostitution / Whatever !!! FACT

Anonymous said...

They sell POT right down the street from Capital Hill
(congress /senate ) several years now

No wonder the ones there can't get anything done >> They are
Stoned !!!

Anonymous said...

Of course they all had a Prescription !!! All nice and Legal

Anonymous said...

Congress may admit new states to the Union, but no new states can be created within the boundaries of existing states without the approval of Congress and the state legislatures concerned (Art. 4, § 3).

Basically, the Commerce Clause allows the federal government to pass laws dealing in any way with the transportation of goods and services between state lines but no power to regulate commerce that takes place entirely within a single state.