Oregon resident Cynthia Willis wants her constitutional right to bear arms and be as high as a kite doing it protected.
What happens when a medical marijuana card mixes with the Second Amendment? Guns and drugs—the nightmare-cum-rallying cry of politicians, cops and American moralists over the past 50 years. The message behing guns and drugs is Offspringian: You gotta keep ‘em separated.
Cynthia Willis thinks not, reported the Associated Press today. Willis is one of many Oregon residents packing a medical marijuana card and heat. As expected, the fuzz don’t like this trend one bit. Willis balks at the cops:
“Under the medical marijuana law, I am supposed to be treated as any other citizen in this state. If people don’t stand up for their little rights, all their big rights will be gone.”
Willis gets high through a variety pot-imbued vessels—joints, brownies and marijuana oil, in particular. She claims she doesn’t shoot her guns or drive when she’s stoned. Of course she doesn’t. Why on earth would she admit this to a reporter?
A person with a pot card and a P22 saying she doesn’t get stoned and shoot guns is Nixonian in its absolute untruthiness. Willis’ defense: “That would be as stupid as mixing alcohol and weapons.” My spidey sense tells me Willis had never seen “Boyz ‘N the Hood” or an episode of “COPS.” That is to say, mixing weapons and alcohol happens all the time. This is America: Our former vice president shot a guy in the face on a boozy hunting trip and no one cared.
The issue: The 1968 Gun Control Act makes it illegal to sell firearms to drug addicts. But people with pot cards aren’t drug addicts, and if some sheriffs think they are, they happen to be opining on a very serious piece of U.S. legislation by enforcing a law that exists only in their minds. We usually refer to this as fascism.
For now, cops and Oregon residents are in a stalemate. Johnny Q. Law can keep an eye on you, but you can walk into a gun shop huffing from a bong shaped like an assault rifle and not be turned away.