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2018-04-13 14:05 by Karl Denninger
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Mr. President and Senator Gardner, PROVE IT
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So allegedly Trump "bought off" a standoff on DOJ nominees.

President Trump has promised a top Senate Republican that he will support congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana — defusing a months-long standoff between Sen. Cory Gardner and the administration over Justice Department nominees. 

In January, the Colorado Republican said he would block all DOJ nominations after Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo that heightened the prospect of a federal marijuana crackdown in states that had legalized the substance. Gardner’s home state made recreational marijuana legal in 2014. 

But in a phone call late Wednesday, Trump told Gardner that despite the DOJ memo, the marijuana industry in Colorado won’t be targeted, the senator said in a statement Friday. Satisfied, the first-term senator is now backing down from his nominee blockade. 

Satisfied..... with a phone call?

C'mon Senator.  You know damn well that's unenforceable.

If Trump actually meant it then he could demand Sessions re-instate the Cole memo and get behind a bill (which, by the way, where is it Senator?) that would de-schedule Marijuana.

He has done neither.

Senator Cole, you actually could, perhaps, convince me to move from Florida to Colorado.  In the can I have a business opportunity that I've been working on for a while that's great for consumer energy efficiency and would likely create jobs -- and tax revenue.

I'm not going to market it here in Florida due to the outrageously unconstitutional actions taken by our Governor and legislature.  Indeed, that's enough for me to pull up stakes and move -- likely within the next year or so.

Before someone spouts off with "you just want to get stoned", well, if that was it I'd have moved a few years ago. It's not; my particular preference when it comes to recreational pharmaceuticals happens to run toward craft beer, and Colorado has a fair bit of that out there too (Three Barrels being a particularly nice micro-brewery and brewpub I recently visited.)

So where's the bill?  Now that, put on the table with a hard commitment from the President to support it which he publicly makes with the text of the bill is far more enforceable than a mere phone call.  Sure, you still can't make him keep to it, but a commitment that he'll sign the bill when it gets to his desk goes a long way.

Here's my proposed text, incidentally:

As of the signing of this legislation:

1. The drug commonly known as "marijuana", the plants of the genus Cannabis and products and preparations made from same are hereby removed and exempt from Federal Drug Scheduling under the Controlled Substances Act (21 USC Chapter 13, Sub1, Part B, Sec 812.) and 21 CFR 1308.

2. The specific reference to marijuana shall be removed from federal firearms regulation and law by specific mention, including on Form 4473 in question 11(e), rendering it no different than any other non-controlled substance.

WHERE IS THE BILL SENATOR?

Update: Probably need to add to the above --

(3) Federal laws or regulations, whether in statute, CFR or policy that are in conflict with (1) or (2) of the above are hereby superseded and void with respect to conduct that occurs within the States and Territories of The United States.

(4) Nothing in the foregoing shall constrain the enumerated Constitutional power in Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution with regard to the importation or exportation of marijuana and its derivative products to and from other nations.

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Hell he could reschedule or deschedule it by executive order.
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No. It's actually in the US code I cited. Congress has to do it unless there is authority somewhere I've missed giving the Executive authority to modify.

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I dunno I do see lots of claims the attorney general can change it, but now that I look in detail none of the claims cite an actual statute.

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The CFRs can be changed administratively with a public comment period but the Statute cannot.

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KD wrote..
I'm not going to market it here in Florida due to the outrageously unconstitutional actions taken by our Governor and legislature. Indeed, that's enough for me to pull up stakes and move -- likely within the next year or so.

To Colorado? Have you forgotten about HB 13-1224, which drove Magpul out of the state?

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Yesterday, the Colorado Senate passed pro-gun legislation Senate Bill 52.

Senate Bill 52, sponsored by Senator Owen Hill, and Representatives Lori Saine and Stephen Humphrey, seeks to repeal the misguided 2013 law that limited the amount of ammunition a firearm magazine can hold. By removing this restriction, law-abiding Coloradans are not limited in their ability to protect themselves and their loved ones.


https://www.nraila.org/articles/20180330....

(This after a number -- something like 55 -- County Sheriffs sued, lost once -- they had refused to arrest for this charge and thus the courts dismissed it as not being "ripe" (!!), then re-filed it. I don't think those counties are places where you have to worry about such things....)

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Here we go:

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The Risk Protection Order Act was enacted following the Valentines Day murders at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School intended to give law enforcement more power to take firearms from people with mental health issues that exhibit threats of violence against themselves or others.



The risk protection order stated Pearson was required to immediately surrender firearms and ammunition in his custody, control, or possession to the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office because of exhibiting behavior that threatened himself or others and showing signs of instability, deputies wrote.

http://www.mypanhandle.com/news/walton-m....

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