I was raking the front yard and had taken a break. I was sitting on the bench out yonder catching my breath. I’m a vigorous raker. I was thinking I really needed to come up with another post for the blog. It’s been a while.
Oh, there’s plenty of “stuff” going on; the Washington/Colorado legalization thing, a study I just read about treating Crohn’s with cannabis.., plenty of stuff. But that stuff is available everywhere. I prefer to offer something apart from the mainstream.
And I suppose that’s why my mind wandered to guns. Legal ownership of a firearm and cannabis, as a matter of fact. Yeah, I know. I’m weird like that.
Let’s look at that a moment, shall we? Guns and cannabis.
There was that gal who put in for a concealed weapon permit in Oregon and was denied. Oregon has a “cannabis patient” registry. The local sheriff accessed the registry finding the individual listed and then denied her the permit.
Because, see, drug abusers don’t get to own guns. The BATF says so. They’ve gone so far as to remind gun shop operators selling a firearm to a known drug abuser (or medicinal cannabis user) is illegal. Further, a person is required to fill out form 4473. The form asks if the applicant uses marijuana. A person who lies is committing a crime.
In that Oregon case the court ruled a permit is not a weapon. A permit is a piece of paper. There’s no law stating a cannabis user can’t own a piece of paper. Yeah, the coppers are throwing a fit.
There’s been a bunch of stink lately about the National Security Agency listening to phone calls, reading emails (and blogs? Hi, guys!) and stuff-and-stuff. I read an article the other day about cameras on cop cars (and stationary) tied to a data base that could, basically, track the movement of a vehicle.
How am I going to tie this all together? “Right over left, the rabbit goes in the hole…”
What’s to keep the ATF from having an agent sit across the street from one of the (soon to come) recreational cannabis outlets and cross referencing license plates with concealed weapon permits?
It would be like shooting fish in a barrel.
Tin foil hat? Screw that. I’m working on a Faraday cage.