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Having a MM card prior to buying a gun and then filing out the 4473 incorrectly seems like a terrible idea. Even if the state didn't care, the feds have clearly said that they care, and having the card prior to the purchase certainly shows that the buyer was a user (or intended to be a user) before the purchase. It's sort of like confessing to the crime on record in front of witnesses.It is clearly illegal, under Federal Law, for a person who uses "medical" marijuana to buy or possess guns. My question is whether MM cards are being reported to NICS or any other database the FBI uses for background checks. If not, I suspect people with such cards could probably pass a background check and buy guns, though they would still be breaking Federal Law by doing so.
I think marijuana creates sort of a paradox for Left Wing, anti-gun states. They are pushing weed as a great thing that should be legal, but they hate the idea of citizens owning guns. Will they attempt to enforce the ban on pot smokers owning or buying guns or look the other way?