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Drug test gun buyers

Reposted from Daily Koz

18 USC § 922(g) “It shall be unlawful for any person . . . (3) who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance . . . to ship . . . or possess . . . or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

In some quarters the position has been that no new gun laws are needed. What is needed is to enforce existing gun law. Fine. Lets work with that. It is already illegal for stoners and other illegal drug users to buy or possess firearms. So, how do you enforce that provision of the law? It is nearly impossible to tell an illegal drug user just from outward appearances. Therefore, drug testing each gun buyer is the only reliable method of enforcing this law, right?


Written by Tom Fox

07/24/2012 at 3:03 pm

Posted in Gun laws, Legal

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