Gun Rights and Drugs – The Government Must Prove the Case that Drugs are Linked to Gun Violence

Gun Rights and Drugs – The Government Must Prove the Case that Drugs are Linked to Gun Violence

Reason magazine discusses the issue of drug use and gun rights. Interesting article, worth a read.

The Federal Criminal Appeals blog reports on a decision from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding when the government can use drug possession as an excuse to deny weapons-possession rights. In short, it can’t just assert that there is a good reason to bar drug users from guns: it has to try to prove it. But the Court also seems to think such proof won’t be too hard.

Let’s take a walk through the decision to see what happened and why the Fourth Circuit decided as it did:. . . .

Read more here at Reason magazine.

Reason also discussed in a December article the issue of marijuana users and gun rights.

Read it here.

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