Court: Marijuana Users Have Gun Rights

( – According to a new ruling by a federal judge, Americans who use marijuana do not lose their constitutionally protected right to own firearms.

As Fox News points out about the ruling in “Marijuana users have a constitutional right to own firearms, judge rules”:

“A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Friday that a law barring marijuana users from owning firearms is unconstitutional.

“The ruling is the latest challenge to firearms regulations after the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority set new standards for reviewing the nation’s gun laws.

“U.S. District Judge Patrick Wyrick in Oklahoma City dismissed an indictment against Jared Michael Harrison, who was charged in August with violating a federal law that makes it illegal for ‘unlawful users or addicts of controlled substances’ to possess firearms.” [emphasis added]


“Wyrick agreed with Harrison’s lawyers, ruling that federal prosecutors’ arguments that Harrison’s status as a marijuana user ‘justifies stripping him of his fundamental right to possess a firearm … is not a constitutionally permissible means of disarming Harrison.’

“‘But the mere use of marijuana carries none of the characteristics that the Nation’s history and tradition of firearms regulation supports,’ Wyrick said in his ruling.” [emphasis added]

What is your opinion? Do you agree or disagree with the judge’s ruling that the mere use of marijuana doesn’t strip away the “fundamental right to possess a firearm”? Why or why not? Please share your thoughts and views by emailing [email protected]. Thank you.