Medical marijuana users deserve equal rights under firearm laws

It has always been illegal for one to possess a gun if they are abusive or addicted to marijuana or other controlled substances. However, are patients with medical marijuana cards considered “abusive users” or “addicts?” The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF’s) policy argues that if one uses marijuana, even if a medical professional prescribes it, one cannot buy a firearm. This stance violates medical marijuana users’ Second Amendment rights and a represents a serious misstep in the ATF’s war on drugs. One must ask: where in...

An unjust execution

On Sept. 21, Troy Anthony Davis spent his last moments staring into the eyes of the MacPhail family. Davis reasserted his innocence, and urged the family to continue the search for the true murderer of the late Officer Mark MacPhail. Moments later, at 11:08 p.m., Davis was injected with lethal poison and executed by the state of Georgia. Our supposedly civilized society sanctioned the death of a man whose case had too much reasonable doubt to justify his punishment. Something is wrong here. In 1989, Davis was convicted of the...
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