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Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Says No to Guns for Medical Marijuana Users

by Max Slowik

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that federal laws that prohibit drug users from purchasing firearms still apply to medical marijuana users, even in states where marijuana use has been decriminalized for medical or recreational use.

The majority of states have decriminalized marijuana use to some degree. However, at the federal level, the drug is still regulated as a schedule one narcotic, the same as heroin. Because of this, the court upheld the lower court’s ruling that allowed a gun dealer to deny a gun sale to a person with a medical marijuana card.

According to the ATF’s Form 4473 — the background check form — a person who is an unlawful user of marijuana or marijuana addict is not legally allowed to purchase guns from an FFL.Federal Government  ATF says no to pot users

In 2011 an Arizona gun store declined to sell a woman a firearm, even though she had not disclosed her planned marijuana use. The store owner had outside knowledge that the woman, Rowan Wilson, had obtained a medical marijuana card and refused to sell her a gun.

This latest ruling maintains that federal law, not state law, should be followed when buying and selling guns. Marijuana users are not fully stripped of their Second Amendment rights under this ruling, however.

The ruling says that gun dealers aren’t allowed to transfer guns or ammunition to illegal — under federal law — marijuana users. But these people may continue to own guns and maintain their right to self-defense. The court decided that the infringement was not “severe” enough to breach the plaintiff’s constitutional rights.

“Wilson could have amassed legal firearms before acquiring a registry card,” reads the ruling (.pdf). The ATF would “not impede her right to keep her firearms or to use them to protect herself and her home.

“In addition, Wilson could acquire firearms and exercise her right to self-defense at any time by surrendering her registry card, thereby demonstrating to a firearms dealer that there is no reasonable cause to believe she is an unlawful drug user.”

Basically, the court is saying that Wilson could pre-buy guns and ammo, and because of that she maintains her Second Amendment rights. As long as she continues to have and keep her medical marijuana exemption, she cannot buy guns or ammunition.

While federal law may inhibit Wilson’s gun rights, they also prevent federal agencies from prosecuting medical marijuana users. Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 the Department of Justice is barred from using congressional funds to prosecute cases against individuals in states where marijuana has been decriminalized.

The court maintains that there is a strong link between drug users and violence — the very core of the ban. The law is there to prevent illegal drug users from owning guns. At the same time, the court is seemingly pointing to a new course of action against the federal law.

“The Government argues that [there is] … a strong link between drug use and violence,” argues the court. “Studies and surveys … suggest a significant link between drug use, including marijuana use and violence. While it would have been helpful for the government to provide the studies in this case, Wilson has not challenged their methodology. We therefore have no occasion to evaluate the reliability of the studies and instead accept them.”

“By citing to the link between unlawful drug users and violence in this case, however, the government incorrectly conflates registry cardholders with unlawful drug users,” it continues. “The government’s showings of the links between drug use and violence would be sufficient were we applying intermediate scrutiny.”

The court continues to explain that it’s not what Wilson is challenging but how. “Wilson flatly maintains that she is not an unlawful drug user and is instead challenging a set of laws that bar non-drug users from purchasing firearms.”

No matter how many states, districts and territories decriminalize and regulate marijuana, the federal position on pot and guns remains unchanged. For now, the court maintains that these laws do not completely bar people from exercising their Second Amendment rights — they just can’t buy guns or ammo as long as they use marijuana.

Wilson may attempt to take this to the Supreme Court, although the court has a recent history of upholding statutes and federal law. Realistically, if marijuana users want to buy guns — and gun owners, vice versa — marijuana laws need to change from the top down.

Source: https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/court-says-no-guns-medical-marijuana-users/

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Naples Gun School - 5 stars  I've been a repeat customer for FFL transfers with Naples Gun School for quite some time. Dave's customer service and knowledge are second to none. After speaking with Dave for a few moments, you start to feel as if you have known him for quite a while. I look forward to continuing my business when the new location opens. - Robert Boyette

I really enjoyed the class yesterday, and it was very nice to meet David and Ginny. David is very knowledgeable, helpful, and best of all: has a sense of humor. I was more nervous than I thought I would be because this was the first time in my life that I've ever shot a semi-automatic weapon. David lives and breathes this stuff and his presence and ease with weapons was very calming for me when I was at the range. Ginny was also very supportive throughout the whole class. Thank you guys so much! It's a pleasure and I will be back to purchase supplies from you! - Shenandoah Webb

Naples Gun School - 5 starsTook the 3/31/18 class and loved it! Dave was very informative and his laid back teaching style made the 4 hour class fly by. Would recommend this class to anyone interested in a CWP. Thanks Dave and Ginny! - Kelly Gardner

Naples Gun School - 5 stars I’d like to thank The Naples Gun School for the time and effort they took in order to help me become a more responsible hand gun owner. By taking your CCWP class on 3.31.2018, I’m honestly a better person today than I was yesterday. Your course is not only interesting, but informative as well. The time we had together flew by. Throughout the whole process, they were calm and patient with every student. Especially after everyone seemed to drop their cartridges on the floor during the revolver training portion of the program. I highly recommend Naples Gun School to anyone that’s interested in becoming a CCWP holder. And I definitely will use their services by purchasing all my gun needs through their establishment. David & Ginny, thank you so much. I had a wonderful time!Chris Shaffer

 

Naples Gun School - 5 stars This class kept me very interested, informed and didn’t even realize 4 hours went by! Would recommend everyone to take this class! - Douglas Shaffer

 

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Naples Gun School - 5 stars Used Naples Gun School for a FFL transfer and after talking with David decided to take his CCW class and am glad I did. David is very knowledgeable and his class is small so you receive one on one training in the classroom and the range. I Highly recommend Naples Gun School. You won’t find a better class in Naples. Thank you David for a great experience. - Michael Ferrarelli

 

Naples Gun School - 5 stars Thorough, energetic, knowledgeable, PATIENT, and even entertaining at times! As an Educator, I know it can be daunting sometimes to teach the same material over and over, but David certainly didn't show it. You can tell how passionate he is about what he does.
I researched multiple options around town in choosing the provider for my CCW class. David & Ginny as a husband & wife team, provided the BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE in answering all of my questions thoroughly and promptly before even signing up. And somehow, Naples Gun School was also able to provide the LOWEST COST in town!
As a female and brand new to guns, David & Ginny made me feel safe, secure, and comfortable. THANK YOU! A+++ -
Jessica Payne

 

I took the class on 3/10/18 and I was blown away. David and his wife are excellent people and David is an excellent instructor. The class is excellent and exceeded my expectations with information on the laws of Florida, and as well to carry properly, load the weapons as well as placement of holding weapons. If your looking to buy a weapon he is the man to go to. I personally bought my firearm from and he equipped me with great knowledge during my time there. I give this class 100 out of 100 and highly recommended. David is a great guy and instructor with many years of experience!! - Cory Duffy

 

Naples Gun School - 5 stars - Larry Papola

 

Naples Gun School - 5 stars Awesome class. Great preparation for firearm handling and concealed carry details. - Jeffrey Alty

 

Naples Gun School - 5 stars Very informative. Was made to feel very comfortable. Had some prior gun knowledge, left with a lot more. I highly recommend anyone thinking about getting their permit go there. - Sara Bunker

 

Naples Gun School - 5 stars I attended the conceal carry and gun safety training class on Feb 17th, 2018. David was very knowlegable and provided a lot of information that I think should be part of any gun safety or conceal carry training. He was very professional and took the time after the class and before we met at the gun range to answer several questions I had as well as show me a few different gun options they sell. I highly recommend David and Naples gun shop & school for anyone wanting to seriously learn what they need to before purchasing or using a firearm. Thank you, David! - Amanda Daves

 

Thanks again! Not only was is very informative, but fun as well. So glad we came to y'all for the class. - Sara Bunker

 

I had a great experience and your class was very informative. Thank you - Robby Bunker

 

Naples Gun School - 5 stars Great experience, willing to give one on one instruction and very patient for beginners! - Tiffany Baker

 

Had a great experience at the CCW class. Dave explained the information throughly and made it very easy to understand. I would definitely recommend the class to anyone interested.. -Scott Sioma

 

Naples Gun School - 5 starsGreat class!!! David really takes his time to show you how to feel Comfortable with the fire arm. - Alonzo Gonzalez

 

Enjoyed the class very much! It was well taught and all the information was presented professionally and was easy to understand. I was nervous at first but our instructor put our minds at ease. Would definitely recommend! - Tony Aceto

 

Naples Gun School - 5 starsEnjoyed the class, everything well explained. The David(instructor )explain in a way everybody understand and in a dynamic way. I will recommend it without a doubt. Thanks guys! - Joel Davila

 

I had an amazing experience in the CCW class that David teaches! This class was so informative and interesting. The way David presented everything made it extremely fun and easy to retain. The size of the class was 12 people, so we all got one on one training and I feel it was the perfect size of class. I learned so many important things that I never would have even thought about without this class. Ginny was also so wonderful, and so supportive when I was nervous. I had so many questions that were answered, and the amount of knowledge Ginny and Davis shared with the class was astounding. I feel very confident now about gun safety and self defense and I would highly recommend this class!! David and Ginny know their stuff!! -Senae Hughes

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