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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Should medical-marijuana users be allowed to buy guns?

The ATF has sent a letter to gun dealers reminding them that it's illegal to sell guns or ammunition to someone who uses illegal drugs -- even if they're a medical-marijuana user, in a state where that's allowed, the AP reports.

"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.

As one dealer tells the AP, it's not a big deal because (a) the users would have to out themselves to the gun sellers and (b) there doesn't seem to be a big overlap between the two groups.

What do you think? Is it reasonable to include medical-marijuana users in the no-gun group?

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