Schumer: US Officials Should Report Drug Use

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer says if someone admits illegal drug use to a federal official, he should not be allowed to buy a gun.

The New York Democrat suggests that military recruiters and other officials report admissions of drug use to a national database.

Schumer says Jared Loughner’s alleged drug use could have prevented his purchase of a gun. Loughner is accused of killing six people in Tucson, Ariz., and shooting congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

A military official in Washington said the Army rejected Loughner in 2008 because he failed a drug test. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because privacy laws prevent the military from disclosing such information about an individual’s application.

Schumer made his proposals to the Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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  • aldous huxley

    People will look at Jared Lee Loughner and call him “the face of evil”. Or more close to home, Jahmell Crokam, who shot that Lakewood cop.

    But the most dangerous and damaging evil lurks behind the scenes and manipulates the people while smiling at them and giving them a big thumbs-up. He pretends to be their advocate & friend while stealing their liberties, their money, and their lives.

    Schumer represents the TRUE face of evil. Once we start to identify the real evil in this world that is stabbing us in the back while smiling at our faces, then we will start to have a chance. But as long as we keep trusting those who pretend to love us while using us to further their own agenda, we will NEVER be safe, free, or happy.

    Schumer has no one’s interests at heart but his own. ALWAYS know this.

    The government will continue to use each and every opportunity available to them in order to get guns out of the hands of lawful and good citizens. Because, in order to control the population, you must first disarm them. We learn this from history … communist USSR is a great recent example of this.

    • Robert

      I hearteiy agree with you aldous.
      Actually his tactics come from Nazi Germany, disarm, disseminate lies, take freedom away, lockup and exterminate dissenters.

  • pogo the clown

    This is SICKENING. Schumer should be ashamed of himself. He has once again tarnished his soul.

    This is NOT about public safety – this is ALL about taking guns away from law abiding citizens.

    Remember what Rahm Emanuel said: “Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste”

    Shame you Chuckles … SHAME SHAME SHAME !!!!!

  • Robert Maliga

    If Sen. Chuck Schumer was serious, then he should push for zero tolerance, when a politician, or police officer test positive they should be fired, jailed, and not allowed to have firearms.
    And there should be mandatory testing for elected politicians and those in criminal justice. This incluides judges, clerks, DA’s and assistants, all peace officers. And those in the military.
    Sen Schumers war on guns should start with a war on corruption, to which he is a party to.
    What about the fifth ammedment? It was ok for don’t asj, don’t tell., but admitting you used drugs no gun.
    Schumer has shown once again he has no ethics morals or the ability to represent the citizens of NYS.

    • Robert Maliga

      Here ia a follow up to my post.
      This past spring and summer I witnessed drug activity, I called the Stae Police Barracks in Liberty, NY and the Fallsburg Police to infoem them and neither wanted to be involved in checking it out.
      When I complained to the inspector generals office I received fllack from Sgt Flannery of the State Police.

      • KPMc

        When you say “drug activity” what do you mean? Two teenagers smoking a joint by the side of the road? A Meth lab next to an elementary school? Or somewhere in between those two “activities”?

        All “drug activity” isn’t equal and shouldn’t be treated as such as it is just a waste of taxpayer money to enforce laws against someone smoking a little pot.

        Be that as it may I still don’t know what you want or where you stand. Are you for more consequences against drug users? i.e. Making them ineligible to own a firearm? Or are you just using this one article to rant against Schumer?

      • survivor030406

        That’s because the government ships in and sells the drugs, and they don’t want the slaves to do something about it.

  • Josh

    I think Senator Schumer should smoke some pot and clarify his thoughts. Why would use of drugs at 21 exclude me from legally buying a gun when I am 30, 40 or 50? How would this measure stop someone from illegally buying a gun? Most importantly, this proposal would not have prevented the Virginia Tech shooting, Columbine or the Fort Hood Masacre. Schumer is way off the mark here.

    • survivor030406

      The virigina tech shooter, columbine shooters were on prescribed psychiatric drugs, and the fort hood shooter was an anry psychiatrist.
      I advise people to investigate these facts and read the list of side effects of these drugs.
      It’s makes one wonder if people like senator schumer is paid by drug companies.
      Also look at the drug patents and the related natural compounds that they are beased on. You will see the truth why some natural things are illegal. Example, red yeast rice is illegal, because it contains lovastatin that lowers cholesterol without causing side effects. Now look at the statin drugs, and the ruthless manner that they are pushed. Official proposals to add it to the public weater supply to force medicate americans without consent, which is illegal. And other marketing policies like giving statin drugs to infants.
      And ritalin which is synthetic cocain yet is being given to millions of youngsters in America. When will people wake up and realize that our country is being controlled by corporations and welathy criminal psychoaths?

      • survivor030406

        correction.. ARMY psychiatrist…

      • survivor030406

        yes, I spelled very bady this morning.

  • DanTe

    Let’s put everyone into a DATABASE.

    Remember, the libturds like Shumer understands what the Constitution is, YOU Don’t. For your own good, he’ll interpret it for you. You will not be allowed to read it.

  • Steve M.

    “Sen. Chuck Schumer says if someone admits illegal drug use to a federal official, he should not be allowed to buy a gun.”…….I wonder if he has the same opinion of drunk driving….Should they be forbidden from ever getting a license and driving a car?

    • survivor030406

      By schumers own admission, only people using illegal drugs will be banned from buying guns. The raging angry drunks that already kill millions on our roads won’t be a problem though…. alchohol is not illegal!

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