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Submission + - The NRA and Medical Marijuana? (

Anachragnome writes: A medical marijuana activist in Kirkland, WA. was recently denied the right to purchase a firearm after the Feds learned of his having a medical marijuana license in the state of Washington. The Feds were notified as a result of activist Steve Sarich being the victim in a home-invasion where both he and one of the intruders were shot. From the article...

"...The sheriff's office then forwarded the burglary report to the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System legal staff.

"They informed us that possession of a medical drug card is sufficient to establish an inference of current use," Swartz wrote, "and therefore possession of firearms was prohibited."

Sarich has promised to sue, on several grounds, and went on to say ""So no medical marijuana patients can possess guns, ever?" Sarich said. "I wonder if I can get the NRA involved in this one. Wouldn't that make an odd couple?""

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