Quote:Federal firearms regulators are telling gun shops itâ€™s illegal for someone who uses marijuana to own or buy guns or ammunition, regardless of whether states have passed laws allowing patients to use the drug for medicinal purposes.
In an open letter to all federal firearms licensees posted last week, Arthur Herbert, the assistant director of enforcement programs and services for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said his office has received â€œa number of inquiriesâ€ about whether medical marijuana patients can own or buy guns and ammo in medical-marijuana states.
Federal law says marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug similar to heroin, in spite of 16 states, including California,having passed making the drug legal for medical use. The federal government doesnâ€™t recognize marijuana as a medicine, Herbert says.
â€œTherefore anyone 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,â€ Herbert writes.
Read more if you can stand it: http://www.redding.com/news/2011/sep/28/...wn-buy-gu/
Smokers don't have a right to defend themselves now eh? LMAO! Now we sit and wait for the next official to publicly make an ass out of themselves. Addicted to pot, Jesus Christ