Despite the President's vow not to prosecute medical marijuana patients, ATF targeting cancer victims, property owners.
Recent days have seen a range of federal escalations against the medical marijuana industry either announced or moved into further stages:
A new directive from the federal government’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives concerning the rights of medical marijuana patients to own or possess firearms runs contrary to state and federal law and should not be enforced, Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock told the U.S. Justice Department Monday.
Firearms dealers in states that allow medical marijuana can't sell guns or ammunition to registered users of the drug, a policy that marijuana and gun-rights groups say denies Second Amendment rights to individuals who are following state law.
National Rifle Association attempts to block a bill regulating the sale of multiple rifles along Mexico's borders
The Congressional inquiry into the ATF's Fast and Furious gun scheme is raising the specter of spooks in the soup.
The atmosphere was tense and emotions were running high at the Phoenix field office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) late last year. “Are you prepared to go to the funeral of a federal officer killed with one of [our] guns?” an ATF agent shouted at one of his superiors.
A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms operation allowed guns to be trafficked south of the border with the hope they would lead to high-level cartel operatives.