Attack On Gun Rights Takes New Shapes

By Alan Korwin

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A medical marijuana CARD (not use) is now Second Amendment disqualification.
Alan Korwin
Alan Korwin

Arizona –  Bureaucrats assume new roles, now testing waters for future administration?

Why use Congress when infringement works without representation?

Abuses skyrocket, but armed public remains quiescent

1. Target: Gunsmiths (in theory at least), according to new “rules” put in place without Congress or public representation or approval, can't operate without international defense materiel qualifications and excessive fees and paperwork. This could force most of them out of business, into bankruptcy or into felony violation of the new “law (actually, AECA and ITAR import/export regulations, even if you are a strictly domestic operation).

Very clever attack on the part of the current administration — it's another Hussein-Obama executive order.

2. A crucial gunpowder component (nitrocellulose, needed for smokeless powder which has been the key ingredient in what's commonly but inaccurately called gunpowder for decades) has been deemed an explosive by BATFE decree without notice or rationale. This virtually eliminates its transportation or storage by traditional means, by powder manufacturers and others in the manufacturing and distribution chain. Industry experts are (foolishly in my opinion) seeking a delay in implementation of the surprise ruling, instead of the identification of the people who invented this outrageous travesty, and demanding their ouster, with punishment, along with their superiors who facilitated this gross constitutional infringement.

This sort of deliberate malfeasance should not go unpunished. Who gave the order? Who do these people think they are?

3. A medical marijuana CARD ( not use) is now Second Amendment disqualification, according to a decision of the uber-liberal federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In a case with no parallels, a woman who obtained the card to show support for the medical-marijuana movement — but who doesn't use pot — has been disqualified from her constitutional rights, for possession of the plastic card.

Wherever you may stand on the drug issue, even the statute itself requires drug use, not government permission-slip possession. In its decision, this Court introduced the idea that you might not be sufficiently mentally OK at times to bear arms, so summarily removing your rights is totally is fine.

Whether this applies to beer, over-the-counter medicine that might cause drowsiness and any other mental evaluations was not addressed, but surely can't be far behind in the minds of those who can come up with a decision like this, would seek any means to control the public.

I have said for years:

1- Federal government lacks any legitimate delegated constitutional power to control vegetables (which describes cannabis). The power they assert here is usurped. They could attempt to gain the power legally, but haven't, understanding they might not succeed and the failed attempt would demonstrate they have no authority in the field.

2- Federal government lacks any legitimate delegated constitutional power to control drugs (which marijuana apparently is). The power they assert here is usurped, and has been for decades, even if the public likes the drug prescription system, the various bans, wild price supports, cartels, lack of access and all the rest that goes with usurped powers.

3- With this ruling it is now much more clearly dangerous to your rights to get marijuana from the government cartel than from the Mexican cartel. The government cartel can strip you of your freedom, with massive invasive forces behind them. The Mexican cartel just takes your money. Both can shoot you if they so choose. You can shoot back, of course, but you know where that gets you. If it's against the Mexican and related cartels, your story gets buried, along with you. If it's against the government cartel, you end up on page one, along with the compound you live in, for days.

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Tionico

doesn’t matter whether you buy from the cartel or the government. Government makes tonnes of money both ways. Think they aren’t involved with the drug import scene? Guess again…… WHY did we provide El Chapo with his nice Barrett Fifty? Along with quite a few other nice toys…… yes, Fast and Furious provided him with quite a few firearms I’d love to own, amongst them the Barrett. Thanks to the kinyun our tax dollars help support the cartels. After all, the DEA and War on Drugs would have to end if no more were coming in to this coutry. Follow… Read more »

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Ken Chan

While you are at it, give up your heart medication, your beer/wine/liquor, your nicotine, and/or any other life sustaining drugs the doctor prescribed you. Because they all could cause you to be unfit to wield your weapon during a life threatening situation. Really?! As with everything else that adults do responsibly. Moderation and control are key. They don’t take your driver license away, because you drink alcohol. Only when you abuse your rights, and don’t use them responsibly. I think it should be the same. Grow up and evolve Pistol Pete!

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A. Highsmith

What about alcohol? For hundreds of years people drank and carried guns. Pot is nowhere near as bad as alcohol but nothing is said about that. This gun grabbing administration is just trying to control us any stupid way they can think. They won’t to take our guns and for fear we will be able to defend ourselves against the government. Just like the days of hitler. U know what happened to all the good people that he disarmed first then killed them. Samething is going on in this country. The God given right to bear arms should never be… Read more »

BobD
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BobD

Hey Pete, did you forget to mention alcohol, or did you group that under drugs?

Pistol Pete
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Pistol Pete

if you support the legal use of medical marijuana you more than likely use it and She just is lying
any person who gets high for any reason does not need to using a gun, drug and guns don’t mix

Eric Fausett
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Eric Fausett

So, do you believe that should apply to alcohol as well?

Doug
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Doug

Leave your motrin, beer, pain pills, as a matter of fact you better throw in coffee cigarettes and any other substance that alters ones perception one iota into such a ridiculous ruling, and stating that anyone who uses them is unable to use firearms safely is bull, the previous statement probably came from a pain pill eating beer guzzling redneck, bUT if you partake of any marijuana you can’t control yourself? Please get realistic in your thoughts and ideas, this is a subject that eventually will touch all our lives in one form or another

Kenneth Waggoner
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Kenneth Waggoner

Pete I suffer from severe back pain from injuries sustained in Iraq, so it’s ok for me to take some drug engineered in a lab somewhere that cost’s $100 a pop, does god knows what to me long term and some jackass makes another billion dollars, but god forbid I go out in my backyard and pick some plant that I grew and use that for the pain, no we’ll take your Constatutional rights for that. You sir are a part of the problem, part of the establisment.

Cecil
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Cecil

You ever think about alcohol, Pete? It is a drug too. Marijuana will stay with you longer, but both impair use of a car, video game, or a firearm. Now if you are just against firearms – say so. If you are against Marijuana use – say so. But your statements are broad, have unfounded assumptions, and sound like the kind of things taught in our public school indoctrination centers.

Tionico
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Tionico

There is little substantial evidence that marijuana impairs one in the operation of cars and other dnagerous machinery (firerams are in this category as well) in anything like the way alcohol impairs one’s ability to drive. Further, there is the issue of dosage….. one beer/shot does not render one so impaired as to render him incompetent to handle dangerous items, large or small. One hit on a doobie won’t either. Yet in both cases, one is “using” the substance. Further, do some research and see how many significant medical benefits derive from the use of marijuana, and, I was surprised… Read more »

Wolfram
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Wolfram

My cousin has battled bone marrow cancer for years and medical marijuana is the only thing bringing him relief from his pain. He also had a FFL for years and keeps a few firearms. Nice of you to condemn him Pete. You’re a control freak with tunnel vision.

Jeffersonian
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Jeffersonian

Riiiiight, because Prohibition worked so well last time.

James
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James

I smoke. I stopped drinking cause I’d find my self hung over and not remembering that night. Or so drunk I slept the next day or worse. I can smoke a Lil here and there and be fine. I’ve been to the range with no problems. I’ve cleaned them with no problems. I’ve only started into firearms this past year. I’ve smoked for 10 yrs now. I’ve been on prescriptions that are mind altering and wouldn’t touch a firearm on them. It’s time we grow up. Hitlery and o dam ya want to make bank off us strip our writes… Read more »