This content is an editorial and reflects the opinion of the newspaper. To learn how this is different than an article, click here.


Whatever your views on firearms, there’s no denying that gun ownership is a fundamental right. One Gallup poll estimates that Americans own nearly 400 million firearms, which equates into more guns than people.

But few rights are absolute. Those who cannot legally receive or possess a firearm include convicted felons, fugitives from justice, someone who receives a dishonorable military discharge and those with domestic violence convictions. That list also includes marijuana users, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.