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SUSPENDING THE 2ND AMENDMENT?
The ATF has just released a brazen new policy, aggressively using something unpopular with many conservatives to further their aims to disarm Americans.
A September 21st letter sent by the ATF to Firearms dealers in states that allow medical marijuana says they can’t sell guns or ammunition to registered users of the drug, a policy that marijuana and gun-rights groups say denies Second Amendment rights to individuals who are following state law.
“There are no exceptions in federal law for marijuana purportedly used for medicinal purposes, even if such use is sanctioned by state law,” said the letter by Arthur Herbert, the ATF’s assistant director for enforcement programs and services.
Our position? There are no exceptions in the 2nd Amendment. Period. And, there are no exceptions to the fact that the ATF is not authorized to make law, just state their opinion.
WAR ON STATES RIGHTS
The Obama administration is also issuing direct threats to the state of California. They recently stated that medical marijuana businesses following state law could be raided and shut down at any time. With literally thousands of businesses around the state, is the Obama administration planning on sending in an entire army to attack the people there? We don’t expect so, but the threats are serious.
The IRS is also in the game. The IRS is now sending out back taxes due notices to medical marijuana businesses in California – saying that they don’t qualify for the tax deductions they’ve been doing over the years.
The IRS, the ATF and the DEA – all working together. The Obama administration shows its complete and utter hatred of states rights as being more important than a massive potential alienation of this core natural constituency.
We’ll be discussing this with a number of experts on the October 12th episode of TRX: Tenther Radio.
Paul Armentano is the deputy director of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. He’ll cover all these issues in brief, focusing on the direct attack on states rights and the will of the people in the states.
Paul is the co-author of the book my book, Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?
Larry Pratt will also join the show to talk about this attack – and others – on the right to keep and bear arms. Larry has been Executive Director of Gun Owners of America for over 30 years. GOA is a national membership organization of 300,000 Americans dedicated to promoting their Second Amendment freedom to keep and bear arms.
Mr Pratt will also give us some explosive news coming out of New Mexico – about a sheriff telling the feds to stuff it.
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