Gallup: 68% Support Legalizing Pot, Major Uptick Since 2013 | CNSNews

Posted by $ AJAshinoff 3 weeks, 2 days ago to Culture
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this only means that 68% will not be permitted to purchase or own a firearm. Regardless of state and local laws condoning the use of medicinal marijuana federal law considers it drug use and prevents citizens using marijuana from owning firearms.

Just figured to share that nugget I leaned from an encounter at Lone Wolf Trading post (yeah, the same one from the fast and furious scandal). Shop keeper denied a Vietnam Vet a pistol sale because he admitted to having a CBT license.

Slight of hand? Too stupid to do the research? Sheep to slaughter?

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  • Posted by $ 3 weeks, 1 day ago
    The article, and the poll, IMO is tripe.

    The significant element of the argument isn't the legality of marijuana but how its being used as a tool to quietly eliminate citizens 2nd Amendment Right. I witnessed this first hand.

    Pot, which was prevalent in my hippy home growing up and which I used quite a bit for a time in my youth, is relatively harmless and it does have medicinal and pain easing value. Like alcohol it should the individuals choice. Like alcohol the repercussions for causing harm or causing property damage or taking a life should be staggering. Why? Because you relinquished control of yourself enough that you did something harmful to others.

    This desire to legalize, which I have no strong opinion on for or against, is nothing more than the fedgov denying rights it has no place infringing on, plus they have more control of those floating through their days in a fog.
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    • Posted by freedomforall 3 weeks ago
      "fedgov denying rights it has no place infringing on"
      This is the very essence of the US federal government.
      They have not obeyed the constitution in spirit or reality in 160 years.
      The states have had ample reason to secede for five score and eight years.
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  • Posted by chad 3 weeks ago
    Whether drug use is legal or illegal is inconsequential to whether or not it is used. The fear used to promote control is that it will be predominate unless it is illegal. Alcohol is a drug, when it was illegal the real change was that violent enterprises arose in connection and control of the substance.
    Should people use drugs? Some have minor influences on life. The most ubiquitous drug in use on the entire planet, caffeine (Soda, tea, coffee, power drinks) and although it does not have the serious life altering affects of heroin it is not healthful and its use could be argued against.
    Remove the money and the glamour and the cost of drugs (make them legal) and it removes the motivation for thugs to be involved and its use becomes relegated to life losers who are recognized as such. No one tries to smuggle tomatoes and sell them on street corners for outrageous prices. When the cost goes down the motivation to steal to supply a habit goes down. Does the problem go away? No! It lessens.
    The government has no business telling individuals what they can put in their bodies.
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  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 3 weeks ago
    If marijuana is federally legalized, it will have nothing to do with firearm ownership. That is a red herring.

    It should definitely be legalized. There is not reason the government should so restrict individuals.
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  • Posted by hm3buzz 3 weeks ago
    So until the lawmakers at a federal level change the wording of the federal backgound checks to reflect the legality of said product, (ie treat it exactly like alcohol,) it would preclude many current firearm owners from purchasing new weapons legally.
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  • Posted by mccannon01 3 weeks, 1 day ago
    From the article: "Gallup interviewed a random sample of 823 adults living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The margin of error was +/- 4 percentage points." and from another source: "In 2018, an estimated 327,167,434 people lived in the United States and Puerto Rico, according to data reported by the US Census Bureau. Of these individuals, 253,768,092 were adults that were 18 years old or older. This is equal to 77.6 percent of the country’s population." (I got that article from a DuckDuckGo search "How many adults in the United States?")

    So, they want me to believe 823 out of 253,768,092 is a reasonable sample size (that's 0.000003243). Cough-cough, huh? Anyway, polls also can be swayed by how a question is asked and we don't know that. Whatever.
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  • Posted by Rlee 3 weeks ago
    While the stupid can own guns it's not a hand out. 4473 form has highlighted warning right on it telling you that weed is not legal federally and precludes you buying a gun. Only the stupid would admit in writing to a federal crime. Carry on.
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 2 weeks, 5 days ago
    Hopefully federal law will be updated as prohibition is reduced, but I wouldn't be shocked if they tried to a back-door gun ban in the process.

    It's really unfortunate if that happens because I see gun prohibition and drug prohibition as distant cousins.
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