Second Amendment Foundation Sues U.S. Attorney General
The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and District Attorney Robert Greene have filed a federal lawsuit against Attorney General Merrick Garland, the heads of the FBI and ATF, and the U.S. Government, challenging the federal prohibition on gun ownership by medical marijuana users.
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The suit names Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and ATF Director Steven Dettelbach as defendants.
DA Greene has served in his position since 2013 and currently possesses a medical marijuana card under state law.
According to SAF, the lawsuit challenges restrictions contained in 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(3), (d)(3), which prohibits firearms purchases and possession by individuals who use marijuana or other controlled substances.
Greene is being represented by Adam Kraut, who serves as SAF executive director, and Joshua Prince
“Medicinal marijuana has been adopted by 38 states despite federal inaction on the issue,” said Kraut, who is also a practicing attorney in Pennsylvania.
“With the increasing acceptance of medical cannabis, millions of Americans are forced to choose between the exercise of their Second Amendment rights or treating their symptoms with a substance that disenfranchises them from their constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms.
Such a choice is incompatible with the constitution and finds no basis in this country’s history and tradition. We look forward to vindicating the rights of medical marijuana users.”