Florida – -(Ammoland.com)- Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner, Nikki Fried, is suing the Biden-Harris administration, the ATF, and Attorney General Merrick Garland in court, over Cannabis prohibition on the Federal 4473 form.
Now we all know Florida is a weird state and the Agriculture Commissioner position is not an exception to that rule. One of the most important things is that the Commissioner oversees the Concealed Weapon and Firearm Licensing program within the “sunshine state.”
Ms. Fried is one of the Democrats vying for the Democrat spot on the ballot for the Governorship to challenge Republican Ron DeSantis. She has tremendous power over firearms in Florida, and she hasn’t been a friend of gun owners in the past, so why is she fighting for gun rights now?
The answer is simple.
She is a former lobbyist for the cannabis industry and a vocal advocate for weed. Florida is one of 37 states with legal medical marijuana, and Ms. Freed has a state medical marijuana card.
The problem is that she also has a Concealed Weapon and Firearm License. The 4473 asks the person buying a gun if they are an unlawful drug user. It says explicitly that “the use or possession of marijuana remains unlawful under Federal law regardless of whether it has been legalized or decriminalized for medicinal or recreational purposes in the state where you reside.”
She is claiming the lawsuit is all about the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. But if she wants to protect the Second Amendment and the gun rights of the citizens of Florida, then why does she want to get rid of preemption?
Preemption prevents anti-gun localities pass their own gun laws. It is the bedrock of gun rights in Florida. Yet, Fried, who claims to be a defender of the Second Amendment, wants to scrap it and let gun-grabbers ban guns locally.
Lying on the 4473 is a serious crime and could land someone in prison for up to five years. Since Fried uses weed and has a CWFL, and has admitted to owning a firearm, Fried violated federal law when she purchased her gun. Could she be covering herself by suing the Federal Government over the 4473?
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