The state of Utah has sided with the feds against the Constitution by choosing to enforce a “law” that denies gun rights to sick people.
“Utah, complying with the federal Gun Control Act, denies or revokes concealed-carry firearms permits for anyone with a prescription for marijuana. While Utah doesn’t allow marijuana to treat ailments, eight of the 31 states that recognize Utah’s concealed firearms permit do,” The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Utah does not allow for the use of medical marijuana, but eight of the 31 states that recognize its concealed firearms permit do. Utah’s permits are extremely popular outside of the state.
The federal law does not deny conceal permits to those taking prescription opiates or other drugs.
This situation perfectly illustrates the callousness and idiocy of federal law. Because a seriously ill patient’s doctor chooses to treat her with cannabis (tremendously beneficial for a whole host of ailments, despite what the DEA says), the feds deny a constitutionally protected right. Meanwhile, if a doctor prescribes pharmaceutical pills that kill thousands of people per year, are highly addictive and have far more negative side-effects than marijuana, they are free to hold a concealed carry permit, unless they are suspected of abuse.
Talk about a horrific and ridiculous double-standard.Details