by Bradley Jardis
Apr 27 2012
With the Secret Service now investigating cocaine use by its agents in Colombia, I think it is a good time to point out some serious hypocrisy in the United States Code with regard to the 2nd Amendment.
Federal law in the United States makes it a serious federal offense to possess a firearm or ammunition if you are a user of illegal drugs:
(g) It shall be unlawful for any person –
(3) who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802));
to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.
If you use cocaine and get caught possessing even a single round of ammunition, you can go to federal prison for multiple years depending on where you fall on the federal sentencing guidelines as established by the United States Sentencing Commission.
If you are a federal agent or police officer and decide to use cocaine, luckily, you are exempt from the laws that normally would put you in federal prison for being a “prohibited person” under the Gun Control Act of 1968 for ingesting your choice of intoxicating chemical substance:
18 USC 925 – Relief from disabilities
(a)(1) The provisions of this chapter, except for sections 922(d)(9) and 922(g)(9) and provisions relating to firearms subject to the prohibitions of section 922(p), shall not apply with respect to the transportation, shipment, receipt, possession, or importation of any firearm or ammunition imported for, sold or shipped to, or issued for the use of, the United States or any department or agency thereof or any State or any department, agency, or political subdivision thereof.
If government agents use cocaine with prostitutes and possess handguns and machine-guns on the cusp of the very serious responsibility of protecting the President of the United States in Colombia, they can only get fired because federal law doesn’t apply to them.
They are above that particular law.
CopBlock’s motto says: “Badges don’t grant extra rights,” but in reality…they do.
They just shouldn’t.