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Your pot or your gun

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Sounds completely unconstitutional. NFL players among the most effected by this proposal:

  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Here is a buried lede...

    Todd Vandermyde, lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, said the NRA takes no position on the issue but that the rule seems to be an attempt to interpret federal law. A U.S. Department of Justice firearm application form asks if the buyer is "an unlawful user" of marijuana or other controlled substances.

    Illinois regulations make clear that pot possession is still prohibited by federal law, and the state denies liability for damages arising from the program, including federal prosecution.

    "It presents a novel legal conundrum," Vandermyde said. "The courts are going to have to reconcile it."

    So if this opens the door to people who unlawfully use alcohol or drugs to have their guns taken away, too, then this might not be a bad idea.

    I will be waiting for Vandermyde's backpedal soon.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    What other rights should folks have to give up if they want to use medical marijuana.

    Should they have to give up a teaching license in exchange for medical marijuana? How about a commercial driver's license, like the kind required to drive a school bus?
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    What about a for-profit company's job? Should a company be able to fire someone because they use medical marijuana?
  5. Key

    Key Well-Known Member

    Leave the gun...take the pot
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    If someone came to their workplace stoned, just like drunk, they should be fired.

    The problem with your analogy is people carry guns at places other than workplaces.
  7. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I wonder how less likely someone is to discharge a gun when stoned.
  8. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    Makes no sense. How is a cancer patient with weed and a gun any more dangerous than an asshole with a fifth of Jim Beam and a gun? Am I missing something?
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    You sound like you're pro-medical marijuana, YF. If you weren't, you wouldn't care about the other rights being given up and would say the potheads deserved it.
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