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Stoned Person Buying Bullets

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by guntodd, Apr 26, 2007.

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  1. guntodd

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    I recently visited a local gun store here in CA to pick up some ammo for target shooting...

    when, in walks this couple stinking of marijuana, like they had just finished smoking in the car or something. if it wasn't weed i'd be real surprised, i have smelled it plenty of times to know. i didn't really have a problem with them being stoned necessarily, but it bothered me to watch a very stoned person buy a bunch of shotgun and pistol ammo.

    thoughts?
     
  2. Big Calhoun

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    Initial thought: I wouldn't have sold them nadda.

    Hindsight thought: Are you absolutely sure it was marijuana? My brother smokes Marlboros or Newports...I forget...but I've mistaken the initial smell for marijuana a couple of times...and I'm positive I know the difference between herb and tobacco.
     
  3. guntodd

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    I'm not absolutely sure, no. But he smelled and looked of it...plus was talking really slow and stuff. If I was behind the counter I would have just asked and seen what his reaction was, but maybe the clerk didn't have the same suspicion I did.
     
  4. joab

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    First , were they stoned?

    First you say you smelled it and then you say they were very stoned.

    There is a difference, just like there is a difference between someone having a beer and buying ammo and being very drunk and buying ammo?

    Is the problem your personal opinion of marijuana or is it that their demeanor told you that they were unable to make clear competent decisions on the safe handling of ammo?

    My father was a devoted cheap cigar smoker, there was one in particular that my sister, the pothead, would get a kick out of because it smelled just like pot.
     
  5. Afy

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    Must've mistaken them for twinkies....

    Seriously though most pot heads I have seen are peaceniks...
     
  6. Big Calhoun

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    Well, that is definately one difference between herb and ciggarettes...the smell can be mistaken but not the behavior. You were probably right, in which, I would stand by my 'initial thought'.
     
  7. ripcurlksm

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    At least it wasnt a meth head.
     
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    Don’t worry; if they are too stoned to shoot responsibly they are too stoned to work the reloading press…
     
  9. MrDig

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    Don't bet on it

    ripcurlksm "At least it wasnt a meth head."

    Better odds on the fact that they were coke or meth heads than not.
     
  10. strat81

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    Does it really matter? I enjoy guns and I enjoy booze but never together. Yes, even one beer can affect your judgment. When I used to ride a motorcycle, I had the same zero-tolerance policy when riding: no booze at all. And this has nothing to do with pot versus booze; I don't see the harm in either if enjoyed responsibly.

    Besides, do you really want to deal with consequences of using a firearm while under the influence? Might turn self-defense into murder real quick.
     
  11. pcosmar

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    California? Is it possible one of them had a prescription?
     
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    new marijuana is powerful imo it should be legal , but you were probably smelling an illegal substance.
    The myth of the peaceful pot head should have been buried in the Viet Nam war.
     
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    rather some stoner buying shells than some crackhead/methhead .

    though I'd rather only sober people buy and shoot shells and guns.

    The last thing I'd want to do is get messed up on anything before shooting. I'm into improving my skills and I'm pretty sure that gets harder and more dangerous when intoxicated.
     
  14. beaucoup ammo

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    You mentioned the smell of weed and that he looked stoned. In all probability he was. Had I been behind the counter he would not have gotten the ammo.

    The "fact" he was stoned, and the real possibility they were acting on a whim and thought shooting would be a great idea while buzzed doesn't add up to anything good. Same with someone who'd been drinking as far as the retail sale of ammo to a person under the influence of anything that might impair their judgement...with a loaded gun.
     
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    So what

    Must have missed the part about right to keep and bear arms unless you're a pothead.

    Not to mention he's only buying ammo. Do we have to p**s in a cup for that now too? Even if there is a law that says you can't sell to a "high" person, how are you supposed to know? I'm sick of these laws that shift the burden of enforcement to private citizens. An 18 year old, $5.25/hr clerk shouldn't have to worry about going to jail because he can't spot a bad ID, sells booze to a legally drunk but sober looking alcoholic whose 0.3 should have him drooling in the parking lot, or can't identify a stoned individual from 10 paces.

    Mostly, I'm just surprised they had the ambition to get to a store to buy anything besides Doritos.
     
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    For firearms, a person who is the unlawful user of or addicted to marijuana or a controlled substance is prohibited. I thougth the same applied to ammo.

    Personally, if I was the proprietor, I wouldn't sell him the ammo. I would tell him to get lost, and request that he not return as well, if he was in fact in the state you describe. Selling a person who is under the influence or high is a danger, carrying a gun, especially one that's loaded, since a weapon means nothing without ammo. It's a judgement call, but I would rather loose a stoner's business than help put innocents in danger.
     
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    Hey guys you missed the point

    The guy was just planning on going out and taking a few pot shots:neener:
     
  18. guntodd

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    for the record, i really could care less if they or anyone else smoke pot

    but just like alcohol, it's not wise to mix with guns
     
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    Maybe there is more to your sisters little joke than you think! Maybe, just maybe she laced his cigars to have a little fun?? :D
     
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    Well, I can say that Cali has some pretty crazy weed. I've had friends come out here from back east, down south, midwest, etc and the stuff out here blows their mind everytime. That being said, the smell is undeniable. It sticks to clothes like resin to a pipe, it's just there and very, very pungent.

    If you say you smelled weed, I guarantee you thats what it was. Probably Kush or something, that stuff can permeate an entire sporting good section.
     
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    hahahahahaha

    So Alcoholics cant own firearms? They are addicted to a controlled substance, same with cigarette smokers.

    I could care less if somebody smokes a joint every once in a while or drinks every once in a while. Never mix with vehicals or firearms though, and always in moderation.
     
  22. pcosmar

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    Would this apply to a legal user who was not addicted?
     
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    Was he at the counter buying ammo or was he at the range on the firing line?

    BIG difference.

    I rarely buy ammo the day I intend to use it.
     
  24. Neo-Luddite

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    Smoking is bad for your lungs. Too much dope swiss cheeses the brain and strips the neurons of myelin causing 'crossed wiring'.

    That said, my only concern would be if they were engaging in a straw purchase for someone who can't buy ammo (ie. trading ammo to a dealer for dope). It just seems odd, but hey--that's why I stay out of California.:cool:
     
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    bullets..... I lold
     
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