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After Court of Appeals decision, Oklahomans will have to choose between guns and marijuana

Oklahomans forced to choose between guns and pot
Posted at 5:10 PM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 04:46:59-04

TULSA, Okla. -- The Court of Appeals ruled separating guns and marijuana is not a violation of the second amendment.

But as legal pot comes to Oklahoma, gun dealers are wondering the impact of this, such as the family that owns guns but wants to look at alternative medicine.

"Now the wife is ill and she goes and gets a medical marijuana license. Now in the house are the guns and she has the medical marijuana," said David Stone with Dong's Guns and Ammo.

Stone fears this will affect business as well.

"So many people registered to vote and all these people voted in favor of it. It makes you wonder how many of those people are gun owners or are thinking about being a gun owner in the future," he said.

Other dealers expect people don't realize the penalties of lying on federal forms, which could mean thousands in fines and the potential of jail time.

"That in and of itself is also a crime. If they perjure themselves on that form that is also a crime. So there's going to be a lot of people in the near future who are going to be turned into federal felons who don't even know it," said Eric Fuson with 2A Shooting Center.

These stores tell us they plan to be the first line of defense in upholding the law, and recommend selling guns if you plan on pursuing a medical card.

"Will it be enforced? I think eventually, at first probably not. If you think about the scale of how many new inspection agents the department of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms would have to have to enforce something of that scale," Fuson said.

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