Federal court upholds Obama ban on gun sales to people with legal medical marijuana licenses
A new federal court ruling lets government agents disarm entire classes of law-abiding citizens, based on stereotypes and assumptions.
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the Obama administration’s dictate to ban gun sales to citizens with state-issued legal licenses to use medical marijuana.
Nevada resident S. Rowan Wilson, who in 2011 was denied the right to purchase firearm for self-defense because she held a medical marijuana card, brought the case.
While Wilson has been prescribed medical marijuana, she does not use it.
She challenged a dictate by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives which threatened federal firearms license holders who sold a gun to a customer who held a legal license to be prescribed marijuana.
The BATFE informed dealers if they sell a gun to a customer with a legal license, they could be imprisoned for 10 years.
Based on that letter, Wilson was denied her Second Amendment rights.
And the court upheld it.
In their ruling, the court stated the government can disarm medical marijuana patients because it believes marijuana users to be inherently violent.
Marijuana “raises the risk of irrational or unpredictable behavior with which gun use should not be associated,” the court claimed, which conflicts with the medical community’s consensus.
The court also ruled Wilson’s constitutional rights were not violated because she should have bought her gun before getting her medical marijuana license.
The ruling is a violation of both the Second and Tenth Amendment.
The basis is essentially “pre-crime”, and it justifies government banning sales to, and eventually confiscating guns from, entire classes of citizens.
By claiming government can ban gun sales to entire classes of citizens who have never been accused of a violent crime, but are statistically more likely to, the court has justified gun confiscation based on race and other factors.
Wilson’s attorney, Chaz Rainey, plans to appeal the disturbing rule.
The ruling lays the groundwork for blanket gun bans, and even confiscation, for Americans going through a divorce, who drink alcohol, or belong to certain racial or age groups.
Who do you think they will go after next?