If they have two convictions for DWI in 10 years, then they are prohibited under federal law. At least in most states, as the second one is a felony. And what they are on does not matter, only if it inhibits the ability to drive, and they test positive for it,The Federal pot laws have some catching up to do. The most dangerous combination is not smoking dope and guns, but alcohol and guns. Perhaps people with more than a couple of DUIs should be banned from ownership.
It would be really interesting to know how many gun incidents in this country happen in combination with alcohol. Some of us get ten feet tall, mean and stupid when we drink. That is why I quit decades ago.
If they have two convictions for DWI in 10 years, then they are prohibited under federal law. At least in most states, as the second one is a felony. And what they are on does not matter, only if it inhibits the ability to drive, and they test positive or it,
First one .08 or more, DWI, second one, coke, crack, meth, weed, or alcohol shows up in the test, felony DUI charge.
Depends on the state. There are a few that don't bar ownership, but will not issue a CHL, if you are a habitual drunkard.Good point. I didn't consider the felony issue of the second DUI. In my state it takes three, as long as #1 or #2 did not involve a wreck with serious injury; in that case the first is a felony.
I would guess that a person would drive buzzed 20-50 times average without getting nailed for it, so getting caught a second or third time would probably mean that the were drunk more than they were sober. Of course, some folks here will claim that it is unconstitutional to ban a chronic alcoholic or drug addict from owning a gun.
Well, the states can not dictate to the powers that the Feds reserve for themselves. If the Feds say a pot-smoker can't legally buy a gun, the state can't legislate their way around it. The state can sit back and not enforce the Fed. mandate, but if it hacks the Feds off enough, they carry a damn big economic stick, if nothing else.This is an interesting topic in MI. Weed is state legal. CPL is a state license. Private sales don't go through FFL What is even more interesting, when the law was passed for medical MJ, it was specifically written into the law, that no other state license could be impacted by MML.