The Feds now say it’s illegal for medical-marijuana users to own firearms. What’s the NRA to do?

Heads are exploding all around National Rifle Association headquarters, as the inflexible ideologues who run the NRA are beginning to realize that they must either stand up for dope-smokin’ sick people — not its most faithful constituency — or permit an “erosion of Second Amendment rights,” which it cannot abide no matter what. The USA Today:

According to a new memo from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it is illegal for him or any registered medical-marijuana patient to own or possess firearms or ammunition.

The letter written last week by ATF Assistant Director Arthur Herbert to all federal firearms licensees gave them guidance on what to do if a firearms customer reveals that he or she is a medical-marijuana patient.

According to the letter, “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, and is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.”

[Robbie] Regennitter said he was stunned when he learned about the memo.

“At the moment it concerns me, but I’m not going to stop taking medical marijuana, and I’m not going to give up my firearms,” Regennitter said. “I don’t use (THC) recreationally. I use it because it helps me.”

Addendum: I notice that the name “National Rifle Association” connotes a group of destructive firearms that interact with each other. About right.


About Guy N. Texas

Guy N. Texas is the pen name of a lawyer living in Dallas, who is now a liberal. He was once conservative, but this word has so morphed in meaning that he can no longer call himself that in good conscience. Guy has no political aspirations. He speaks only for himself.
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One Response to The Feds now say it’s illegal for medical-marijuana users to own firearms. What’s the NRA to do?

  1. hortonw says:

    The ACLU has been defending the rights of right-wingers for a long time. It’ll do the NRA some good to defend the rights of folks who also happen to partake a little liberal pleasure on the side.

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