Discussion in 'Opinion POLLS' started by Hairball, May 12, 2013.
The title of the thread says it all.
What is your opinion on the matter?
Considering that I feel pot should be decriminilized at the very least I have no issue with them getting guns. I am far more concerned with an angry drunk having a gun than I am with someone who is baked.
I'm with johnson on this one. The only concern I have is with abusers of drugs of all kinds, because that will affect their judgement.
I have never seen a stoned person in a rage.
I have seen drunk people in a rage.
I would rather a stoner have a gun than a practicing alcoholic.
Besides the fact that drunks are armed, people who use illegal drugs are ALREADY armed which also includes the minority but dangerous cabal of inveterate drug-smuggling, black-market criminals CREATED by idiotic drug laws. The nutty gun-grabbers would rather disarm the 99% who are law-abiding, sober, drug-free citizens. They just can't seem to grasp the concept that the bad-guy will always have an 'assault' weapon with plenty of large magazines legal or not.
There will always be people who use bad judgement and abuse substances and they will always be armed...legal or not.
And what is your point?
Restricting gun ownership not the answer. Decriminalization of now illegal drugs would do more to stop gun violence than any gun-ban.
Hence why I don't want to ban guns, I want people to be educated on how to safely use them.
Should alcohol users be able to? they may have guns as far as im concerned. being a marijuana user can mean only smoking it once a month anyways.
Which is what the NRA teaches.
It's not an either/or proposition.
Should someone picked up for speeding be able to buy a gun?
Or someone who had a DWI?
Aren't the laws on this already on the books? If one is convicted of a felony, they can't own a gun?
Since "user" isn't defined, the title doesn't say it all. Unless someone who tried it once is considered a user in your title.
owning a gun is not a privilege that can be revoked, it's a right
In most instances being in possession or under the influence of pot is illegal. So those engaging in one illegal activity should be dis allowed from owning guns. If they are caught and sentenced as a felon.
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And can be revoked.
then it's a privilege, it can't be both
Owning a gun is a right, until you do something like commit a felony. Then you lose that right. Most gun owners gun groups and NRA members support that.
Personally, I'd say no because I think guns should be criminalized.
that would be double jeopardy, the right can be suspended while in custody, but once off paper that is the end of it
imagine if they did that with freedom of speech... you can't take away a right, but you can take away a privilege
the latest push is to take the right away from people seeking any type of metal healthcare
After you serve your sentence for a felony, you are still a felon and are not allowed possession of a firearm in most states.
Some states is off your property some states its at all.
After you are released you can petition to have your rights restored. A process I think they should do a way with.
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