Hey, you've got your firearms in my cannabis

Hey, you've got your firearms in my cannabis

The AP has a report out on one of the more interesting wrinkles in politics lately -- the issue of grass and guns. Because of the way things have worked out lately, marijuana enthusiasts tend to be very much about state's rights, disappointed with the federal government, and looking for rules that will just allow them to buy and have access to whatever they want. This brings them in pretty close alignment with another political group with strong stances in the same direction: Gun owners. But even state governments are saying that both of those positions won't work -- citizens should able to buy guns or smoke weed, and the combination is a no go.

In reality, this probably isn't a big issue -- while there are certainly some cannabis users who also want to own firearms, you have to think it's a relatively small group anyway. And while NRA types will fight to keep guns in their cold dead hands, they're actually in the minority -- while most Americans do want cannabis to be legal, they also support stricter gun laws for the most part. So there aren't many people out there who want to both have their cannabis and own firearms that should probably be illegal as well.

Nevertheless, it is a concern, and we'll have to see how it all plays out. According to the AP's article, the question is mostly just that would-be firearms owners who use cannabis get disqualified only because they're using "illegal" drugs, so if those drugs became legal, there probably wouldn't be a problem anyway. And certainly there are plenty of people who use alcohol and are able to own firearms, and it could be argued that someone drunk is much more dangerous than someone high. Maybe it's not such a huge problem if people choose smoking over shooting after all.

 

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