The indictment mentioned another thing besides the making of machine guns and the allowing of straw purchases by "losing" the paperwork. Mr. Gesty also made a false statement on his FFL licence application that he does not use marijuana. It turns out he's an habitual user, at least according to the police.A federally licensed firearms dealer was indicted Wednesday on nine counts relating to making fully automatic weapons and straw purchases, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Now, even though I fully support the legalization of marijuana, and strongly oppose the incarceration of pot users, I believe smoking dope should be a disqualifier to gun ownership and even more so to obtaining a Federal Firearms License.
I feel the same way about habitual alcohol use, even moderate daily drinking.
What's your opinion? Is it possible for people to enjoy mood-altering substances and still be responsible gun owners? Is anything wrong with requiring folks who claim to be responsible gun owners to maintain total abstinence from drugs including alcohol?
If we did that, do you think there's be fewer gun mishaps?
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