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Old November 9, 2012, 11:41 PM   #24
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by youngunz4life come we never hear about drug users having any issues with this? ...
How come we don't hear about a lot of things or don't know about a lot of things, unless we do some digging on our own?

A lot of people get hung out to dry on a lot of federal beefs, and it doesn't usually make the six o'clock news.

In any case, I did a quick search of federal appellate court decisions in a legal data base I subscribe to and quickly found more than 50 cases apparently involving convictions for being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a gun. Those were just appeals, and there were probably more; but I didn't see any point to spending any more time on it.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
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