Quote of the day:
A federal law prohibiting marijuana users from possessing firearms is unconstitutional, a federal judge in Oklahoma has concluded, citing last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that significantly expanded gun rights.
February 6, 2023
Ban on marijuana users owning guns is unconstitutional, U.S. judge rules
If one gun law were to bite the dust every day we would be down to the number where we should have always been in about 55 years. That’s slower than I would like but the up side is the slow torture for the anti-gun people.
I’ll believe it when they update the 4473 form!
The law prohibits “user of or addict to” controlled substances. The “user of” part obviously falls down. The “addict to” might survive as a form of prohibition on the mentally infirm bearing arms, which I think might survive a Bruen challenge.
But if they go that route, they’ll need a way to objectively prove addiction to various substances such that one could also prove they weren’t, or aren’t anymore, and the scope of the impact of that addiction on their behavior. There would be no reason to exclude legal substances like alcohol. And proof of legal infirmity like that would also remove one’s voting privileges and other activities too dangerous to allow a mentally infirm person to do.
They might end up wiping out the faculty of universities.
Slight correction – these interpretations are not “significantly expanding” gun rights. They are removing infringements to those rights.
We’ll see real progress in all our legislative process when legislators can be personally sued and/or jailed for proposing obviously unconstitutional infringements.
SCOTUS could have just said, “Shall not be infringed”, but where’s the fun in that?
(They are after all just a bureaucracy at heart.)
Would be nice to hear the word “contempt”, from them every once in a while, though.
As these are not just communist writing and backing these laws. Their also lawyers. Which is the lowest form a human can assume before shape-shifting into some reptile-insect hybrid.
A slimy one. (One has to admit their pace is pretty slug like already.)