20-year Army Vet Can’t Own .22 Rifle……

…..because 42 years ago, his high-school self served a night in jail and a year on probation for misdemeanor pot possession.

This story provides grist for any number of mills…..let’s get rid of drug laws; let’s get rid of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System; let’s legalize pot; etc.

Certainly it highlights (for me) the idiocy of a centralized government attempting to micro-manage everything going on all over the country – tens of thousands of pages of laws that make it almost impossible to live your life without breaking one or another of them.  Then, if you’re a crony/friend/ideological ally/etc. of the ruling clique, you’re OK….but if you’re NOT, you’re screwed.

Someone needs to write an article about this!!