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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Court Rules That Medical Marijuana Card Holders Can't Buy Firearms

If you have a medical marijuana card, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says that you can’t buy a gun.

The court ruled 3-0 on Wednesday that a ban preventing medical marijuana card holders from purchasing firearms is not in violation of the Second Amendment, the Associated Press reports. 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. Though marijuana has been legalized in some places on a state-by-state basis, it remains illegal under federal law. The court maintained that drug use “raises the risk of irrational or unpredictable behavior with which gun use should not be associated.”

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

That court liberal wood rule that way for fire-arms no matter what. Yes they can not stand. For us the people to be happy you know this yes.

Anonymous said...

But all the crack heads and heroin junkies with drug convictions aren't exempt..makes sense...hmmmm

Steve said...

So, don't buy a card. Grow your own, which is how TRUE legalization or decriminalization should be.

On the other hand, the 9th needs to base their decision on whether the circumstances a medical card was issued constitutes good reason to deny a person a 2A right, or any right for that matter.

For instance, a card issued to a person to prevent eye damage from glaucoma when the cardholder still has good vision should not take away a basic right like 2A, and a lot of grey area extends along the path that a card is issued to a person to relieve heavy psychoses, who may need to have guns withheld during treatment to await results thereof.

The assumption that all reasons for acquiring a medical card are thrown into the same basket immediately makes this ruling by the 9th totally unconstitutional by denying Due Process.

This needs to be shot down immediately.

Anonymous said...

Your not supposed to carry a firearm while you are drunk so although I don't agree with much the 9th circus does if only makes sense that if you are smoking pot on a regular basis your judgment is impaired

Anonymous said...

People who drink alcohol are next, This is a backdoor way of limiting the 2nd amendment.

Anonymous said...

6:47 Are you that silly? It was an appeals court, and they already ruled in favor for the state, no other court will hear this unless you go all the way up to the supreme court, and that is if you can get then to try the case, anything involving gun rights, they will not look at or take on... If they did, the would still rule the same way, becasue you people are cowards and let safety out rule everything, which is why cops can beat you to a pulp, shoot you in the back and say it was for their own safety... They were scared for their life, blah blah blah so on and so on...

Maybe you all will eventually get smart and see that by you just sitting there not doing a damn thing to help, is also causing problems... You do not have any rights, and you arr not free in this country, although we have more freedoms than other countries...

Anonymous said...

Don't smoke while you carry. Just like booze and pills. Common sense

Anonymous said...

People seem to think our rights were given to us by the government.

Anonymous said...

Habitual drunks are already listed as those who are not able to buy a gun.

Anonymous said...

God gave me my right to life when I was conceived. He also gave me the right to protect it.

Make all the silly laws you want. Come and take it.

Anonymous said...

Shall not be infringed . . .