Atleast they <in Hong Kong> know the importance of the second amendment and apparently even the words to our anthem.
I'll leave it to others to discuss the proper interpretation of the second amendment.
However, I find it interesting that so very few Americans know the words to The Star Spangled Banner, written in 1814, by a slave owner. However, it was not adopted as our country's official anthem by Congress until 1931, more than 100 years after the country's founding.
Are you familiar with verse three, which makes it clear that this America hunts down and kills any runaway slave (or indentured worker)?
Quote: Star Spangled Banner, Verse 3
Their blood has washed out
their foul footsteps pollution.
No refuge could save
the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight
or the gloom of the grave.
When compared to non-white Americans, I expect far fewer whites recognize these words as coming from our national anthem. And, IMHO, many Americans -- perhaps ignorant of the anthem's actual words -- would deny the anthem having such language.
Sad. So sad.
Does that mean any gun owner who filled out the paperwork for a gun purchase can be arrested for a failed drug test?
Yes, with a couple few asterisks.
Been warning everyone for years about legal weed. State might say OK, but last I checked, weed was federally illegal and the ATF is a federal bunch. If you burn weed, even if a doctor gave it to you, you were committing a federal crime and therefore ineligible for gun ownership.
The asterisks come by my ignorance of the situation since about 2016. I just stopping GAS, so haven't kept up on it. I heard rumblings about Trump decriminalizing which would end this issue, but I ain't followed whether he did or not. If he didn't, then yeah. It's still an issue.
The other asterisks is because of your qualifier "failed". You aren't tested in the licensing or purchasing phase; there's no medical involvement for firearm purchases. So hard no on that. And employers are neither required or encouraged to report to anyone but their own HR; there's no .gov involvement here. So... "failed" I'm not sure has anything to do with it.
Well, if you have all of these "useless gun laws" and find someone in violation of one or more of them, you had best enforce them, otherwise they really are useless.
Good on ya, Dalex. You're on your way to enlightenment. Keep on this path and you'll run into me soon. I've got freedom and FN FAL's, you're welcome to both ;)