Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Liquor Guns amp Ammo Sign
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Why is this even a question here in the land of the free?

"Cynthia Willis calls up and down the firing range to be sure everyone knows she is shooting, squares up in a two-handed stance with her Walther P-22 automatic pistol and fires off a clip in rapid succession.

Willis is not only packing a concealed handgun permit in her wallet, she also has a medical marijuana card. That combination has led the local sheriff to try to take her gun permit away.

She is part of what is considered the first major court case in the country to consider whether guns and marijuana can legally mix. The sheriffs of Washington and Jackson counties say no. But Willis and three co-plaintiffs have won in state court twice, with the state’s rights to regulate concealed weapons trumping federal gun control law in each decision.

With briefs filed and arguments made, they are now waiting for the Oregon Supreme Court to rule.

When it’s over, the diminutive 54-year-old plans to still be eating marijuana cookies to deal with her arthritis pain and muscle spasms, and carrying her pistol."
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As someone that's spent more time in duck blinds with guys that are stoned than I care to think about the answer to this question is an unequivocal YES! And as a guy that's spent a whole bunch of Sunday afternoons drinking beer and shooting clay birds my answer is still YES!

The truth is that people that are responsible can have a few beers or blow a couple one bangers and still be responsible. At the same time, I've been around a whole bunch of stone sober idiots with firearms that I wouldn't trust no matter what. I've had to go as far as to remove the weapons from them on occasion.

This isn't about inebriation. It's about a political agenda. And it's about stupid federal firearms laws that should have never been enacted, especially because they violate the clear intent of the framers of the Constitution. Firearm laws should be left up to local officials and legislators. If Chicago wants to outlaw guns because its citizens demand it, fine. But it shouldn't speak for Mascoutah. And Washington, D.C. shouldn't have any say on this subject anywhere.

So, unless this lady in the article above is shown to be irresponsible with her weapons irrespective of her use of marijuana leave her be.

This is, or at least should be, a state issue. Keep the fed out of it.

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