During the process of getting a concealed carry permit for my 9mm handgun, I wondered what the process would be federally. (I live in Michigan)
What I found was, no federal law addressing the issuance of concealed carry permits exists, all 50 states have passed laws allowing citizens to carry certain concealed firearms in public, either without a permit or after obtaining a permit from local government and/or law enforcement. Illinois (land of Obama) just passed concealed weapons laws this year after its long-standing ban on concealed weapons was overturned in a federal appeals court, on Constitutional grounds.
Now that US attorney general Eric Holder changed federal policy regarding the governments acknowledgement of the legality of medical marijuana, even more state’s will legalize the plant and reach a tipping point within the next year. Given the 85% national support (Fox News survey) for the medicine and Eric Holder’s directives, does the federal government need to legalize or is it already legal just like concealed weapons, driving, and education.
What will be the last hold out state? Just like Illinois, the last to allow concealed carry laws, who will be forced to accept medical marijuana on Constitutional grounds? My guess, and only a guess is Texas.