By: Diane Benjamin
A reader emailed me about cannabis legalization. He currently has a medical cannabis card.
He tried to purchase a 22 caliber rifle to target shoot with his grandkids about a year ago. He failed the background check because of his medical card. A State cop told him he would not pass the background check until he had given up his medical cannabis card for TWO YEARS. His FOID card is still valid. The only way he got into a federal database is by Illinois giving his name to them.
If you plan to buy cannabis when it becomes legal January 1st, what is going to happen to your rights to buy a gun? To purchase it you have to show a valid ID.
Will all buyer’s names end up in the same background check database? Do you want to take that risk?
All of the rules and regulations have yet to be written. I wouldn’t put it past democrats to make purchasers of cannabis in any form ineligible to own a gun. Buy it from government at your own risk.
I think this is the libertarian view: