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Smoke a Joint, Get an ObamaPass, Sell a Gun to a Joint Smoker Go To Jail

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Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Sell a gun to someone who smokes a joint, get 20 years in jail

It’s Looney Toons on Capitol Hill.

Everyone’s heard about the “red herring” Feinstein Gun Ban, which “red state Democrats” will vote down in order to pretend they’re “pro-gun.”

But the bigger danger is that Obama will sign “non-controversial” gun control which is just as dangerous, but no one but us is talking about.

Take the gun licensure bill which anti-gunners are trying to dub the “gun trafficking bill.” In the Senate, the bill is S. 54, and was introduced by Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT) — although it appears that it could have been drafted by an intern.

GOOFBALL PROVISION #1: The bill would impose a 20-year prison term if you planned (“conspired”) to purchase a firearm in order to give or raffle it to a person who, unbeknownst to you, is a “prohibited person.

Who is a prohibited person?

Well, there are the 150,000 law-abiding veterans who are “prohibited persons” –- for no other reason than that a psychiatrist appointed a fiduciary to oversee their financial affairs.

But probably the biggest category of “prohibited persons” is persons who smoke marijuana. Under 18 U.S.C. 922(d)(3) and (g)(3), you cannot possess a firearm in America if you are “an unlawful user of … any controlled substance…

In over a dozen states, marijuana has been wholly or partly legalized under STATE law.

It doesn’t matter … if you even think about selling or raffling a gun to this expanding class of persons, you can go to prison for 20 years under S. 54.

GOOFBALL PROVISION #2: The bill would make you a federal “prohibited person” if you are prohibited from owning a gun under “State or local law.

What does that even mean?

In places like New York and Chicago, everyone is prohibited from owning a firearm without a license. Does that mean that everyone in these jurisdictions is a federal “prohibited person” under S. 54?

What if someone applies for a license and is found not to have a need to possess one? Under the slip-shod language of the Leahy bill, these individuals would probably become federal “prohibited persons” because the bill denies any person from owning a firearm if they are “prohibited by STATE OR LOCAL LAW from possessing, receiving, selling, shipping, transporting, transferring, or otherwise disposing of the firearm or ammunition.” (S. 54, Section 5.)

Oh, incidentally, under the Veterans Disarmament Act, states are required to send the names of 95% of their prohibited persons to the FBI’s NICS system -– or lose federal funding.

So now you will have millions of law-abiding citizens – living in places like New York City and Chicago – who have their names placed in the NICS system. And the Leahy bill doesn’t address some very important questions related to their status as gun owners.

How will these banned citizens get their names cleared? The federal government has for years continued enforcing the Schumer amendment which defunds the ability of the ATF to restore the rights of non-violent prohibited persons. Will New Yorkers and Chicagoans get their gun rights restored after they move away from the localities that banned them from owning guns and which turned them into prohibited persons?

Again, the bill doesn’t say. But we could expect that a few years from now, a future anti-gun President could use the language in S. 54 to impose a federal licensure requirement on these persons — as part of a new 23-point Executive Action memo — and make non-licensees federal prohibited persons (with all that that implies).

Maybe –- just maybe -– the courts would save us from the implications of Leahy’s goofball language.

But answer us this: Why do anti-gun senators and representatives continue to push language which they know is fatally flawed –- just so they can say they “broke the back of the gun lobby”?

The solution is clear: Senators –- if they are pro-gun -– MUST vote against a “motion to proceed” to any of this goofball legislation. That is, they must vote to keep ALL gun control from even being considered on the Senate floor.

ACTION: Click here to contact your Senators. Urge him to vote against any motion to proceed to goofball anti-gun bills like S. 54. http://capwiz.com/gunowners/issues/alert/?alertid=62456266

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  • 12 User comments to “Smoke a Joint, Get an ObamaPass, Sell a Gun to a Joint Smoker, Go To Jail”

    1. Anti gun is anti Constitution and therefore treason. It really is that simple.

    2. Clarification;

      Under 18 U.S.C. 922(d)(3) and (g)(3), you cannot possess a firearm in America if you are “an unlawful user of … any controlled substance…”

      1.) Does that mean, hypethetic scenario- If you have an illegal substance in your system without a medical card to use the substance, it is illegal and they (Government)can take your firearms?. For what ever reason law enforcement or a court has you tested and they find the substance in your system, can they legally confiscate your fire-arms?

      2.) If the Federal law doesn’t acknowledge State law to allow permission for use of medical marijuana, meaning its illegal to use in the eyes of the feds., can they take you to jail and confiscate your fire-arms?

    3. Dr. Evil on March 2, 2013 at 12:03 AM said:

      Well I am not selling ANY of my guns.

    4. Sounds great, except the go to jail part.

    5. NymRod on March 2, 2013 at 8:57 AM said:

      Paul
      Good questions.
      In my opinion the laws were intentionally written in such a poor and loose manor that they could be interpreted any way they choose to disarm law abiding citizens of their Constitutional right to keep and bear arms without due process. It’s tyranny in America on many levels.

    6. K. Lee, Mesa, AZ on March 2, 2013 at 9:12 AM said:

      All gun regulations should be dropped. They should all be redrafted to just pertain to criminals. So, anyone can own a machine gun, sub-machine gun, carry concealed and so on, but if you commit a crime then the laws pertain to you. That will allow all to enjoy their freedom of ownership, keep prices down and the only ones that will suffer will be criminals. The second amendment will be preserved and millions of dollars will be saved from litigation forged against it.

    7. True Patriot on March 2, 2013 at 9:51 AM said:

      K. Lee, Mesa, AZ – You stated what the second Amendment is all about. If only the lawmakers could be made to understand this, We the People would be able to return this country to the greatness that it once had.

    8. Berzrkr50 on March 2, 2013 at 10:02 AM said:

      Believe it or not, they’re planning to make it illegal to own a gun in Commiefornia if you’ve had two or more DUI’s (no matter how long it’s been since the last one). They’re really stretching the definition of prohibited person here! I for one plan to get the hell out of dodge as soon as I hit retirement are (3 1/2 more years).

    9. FYI
      It is already a federal regulation on the books that if you use marihuana you can not purchase or posses a firearm. Punishable by 5 years minimum mandatory time.

      Another law that is not enforced – or rarely ever done so.

    10. The Constitution was shredded a long time ago when the pursuit of happiness was taken away by maaking marijuana illegal.

      Justice Scalia formalized it with the “drug war exception” to the Constitution.

    11. Bill Baker on March 10, 2013 at 11:39 AM said:

      I have to agree with Jose, even though I don’t smoke weed. Would have thought we would have learned the lessons of prohibition from alcohol. Most of the violence in America is related to this. The gangs, the cartels, the drug war is completely pointless, and yields the vast amount of our violence and illegal guns. If we end it, we stop the vast number of shootings, not school shootings I realize, but drivebys and gang relateds.

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